Binding of O2 at the active site of Haemocyanin


Haemocyanin




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Binding of O2 at the active site of haemocyanin causes the two Cu atoms to be brought closer together. The O2 complex is regarded as a binuclear Cu(II) centre in which the two Cu atoms are bridged by an η2, η2-peroxide.

 

 

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