Title

Synchrotron-based Nickel Mössbauer Spectroscopy.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-18-2016

Abstract

We used a novel experimental setup to conduct the first synchrotron-based (61)Ni Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements in the energy domain on Ni coordination complexes and metalloproteins. A representative set of samples was chosen to demonstrate the potential of this approach. (61)NiCr2O4 was examined as a case with strong Zeeman splittings. Simulations of the spectra yielded an internal magnetic field of 44.6 T, consistent with previous work by the traditional (61)Ni Mössbauer approach with a radioactive source. A linear Ni amido complex, (61)Ni{N(SiMe3)Dipp}2, where Dipp = C6H3-2,6-(i)Pr2, was chosen as a sample with an "extreme" geometry and large quadrupole splitting. Finally, to demonstrate the feasibility of metalloprotein studies using synchrotron-based (61)Ni Mössbauer spectroscopy, we examined the spectra of (61)Ni-substituted rubredoxin in reduced and oxidized forms, along with [Et4N]2[(61)Ni(SPh)4] as a model compound. For each of the above samples, a reasonable spectrum could be obtained in ∼1 d. Given that there is still room for considerable improvement in experimental sensitivity, synchrotron-based (61)Ni Mössbauer spectroscopy appears to be a promising alternative to measurements with radioactive sources.

Publication Title

Inorganic chemistry

Volume

55

Issue

14

First Page

6866

Last Page

6872

PubMed ID

27387959