Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1996, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (09): 804-808.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19960906

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A Zinc(II) Complex of Tripyridylamine(TPA) as a Model for Carbonic Anhydrase

Kou Fu-Ping,Lin Hua-Kuan,Zhu Shou-Rong,Chen Rong-Ti   

  1. Department of Nankai University,Tianjin 300071
  • Received:1996-03-19 Revised:1996-05-20 Published:1996-09-15
  • Contact: Lin Hua-Kuan


The protonation constant of TPA and, in its 1:2 (Zn(II):L) complex, the deprotonation constant of H2O coordinated to Zn(II) have been determined by pH titration at 25±0.1℃, I=0.1 mol•dm-3 KNO3. They are 4.29 and 7.8, respectively. It is worthy to be noted that the H2O bound to Zn(II) could deprotonate easily near physiology pH. A kinetic study of 4-nitrophenyl acetate(NA) hydrolysis by Zn(II)(TPA)2•H2O complex in 10%(v/v) CH3CN at 25±0.1℃, I=0.1 mol•dm-3 NaClO4, and pH range 6~9(20mmol•dm-3 Tris buffer),has been carried out. The maximum value of second-order rate constant k((mol•dm-3)-1•s-1) obtained is 3.32×10-2. Thus, Our present model study shows that, like the Zn(II)-enzymes, the Zn(II)-bound OH- in complex can act as a good nucleophile agent to the carbonyl carbons, the Zn(II) complex of TPA is a good model for carbonic anhydrase.

Key words: Carbonic anhydrase, Model, Nucleophile agent, Rate constant