On the reactions of Cu(II/I)ATP complexes with methyl radicals

Ana Lerner, Dan Meyerstein, Alex Blahman, Magal Saphier, Guy Yardeni, Eric Maimon, Haya Kornweitz, Israel Zilbermann

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The CuI/IIATP react with methyl radicals to form methane and methanol, where CuIATP reacts with CH3 in a process that is surprisingly slow. The low-rate constant of this process is attributed to the significant rearrangement of the chelating ligand required for the transient's formation. These results were corroborated by DFT calculations of the relevant compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111883
JournalJournal of Inorganic Biochemistry
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2022


  • Adenosine triphosphate
  • Copper complexes
  • DFT
  • Radicals
  • Radiolysis
  • Reaction mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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