Water-Mg++ bond lengths
allan at mycroft.mmid.ualberta.ca
Fri Aug 2 19:34:10 EST 1996
Yoram Puius (puius at aecom.yu.edu) wrote:
: Dear netters:
: I have a blob of electron density which I believe is a hydrated, hexa-
: coordinate Mg++ ion. It is not physiologically relevant, and appears to be
: bound between the molecule and symmetry mate. It is strong Fo-Fc
: density, and looks like a square slab with bumps on top and bottom, i.e.
: octahedrally coordinated, and doesn't look much like any other solutes
: in the crystallization buffer.
: So here's my question: Does anyone have the magnesium-water distances in
: solvated hexacoordinate Mg(II)? I have tried a few references, and am not
: really sure where else to look. Any method -- crystallography, solution
: spectroscopy, etc. -- would be great.
: Many thanks in advance,
: Yoram A. Puius Albert Einstein College of Medicine
: mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Biochemistry
: M.D.-Ph.D. student 1300 Morris Park Avenue
: 5th year Bronx, NY 10461
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You could search the Cambridge structural database for small molecules with
hydrated magnesiums and see what the measured distances are.
Allan M. Sharp
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