The Effect Of Buccholzia Coriacea On Renal Function Indices And Oxidative Stress In Sucrose Fed Pregnant Rats And Their Offsprings

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The effects of temperature, dielectric constant and catalysis in the kinetics of the oxidation –reduction reactions (involving electron transfer) of N-(2-hydroxy-ethyl) ethylenediammine- N’,N’,N’-Triacetatocobalt (II) by Cu2+ cation were determined.  The dielectric constant was decreased from 63.05 to 43.18 and it was found that the rates of the reaction did not show any appreciable change. This seems to mean that the change in the dielectric constant of the medium had no effect on the rates of reaction in this [CoIIHEDTAH2O]- and Cu2+ systems. At constant concentration of all the reactants, the effect of added ions on the rates of reaction was investigated by varying the concentration of acetate ion (CH3COO-) from  30x10-3 – 130x10-3 mol dm-3 and noting the rates of the reactions. The same was repeated for magnesium ion (Mg2+).  For this system, the rates of reaction were found unaffected by the presence of either Mg2+ or CH3COO-The temperature dependence of rates on this reaction was investigated at 350C, 400C, 500C, 550C and 600C respectively. It was found that increase in temperature increases the rates of reaction. The plot of logkobs versus the reciprocal of the square of temperature is linear, hence the activation parameters were evaluated.


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1:1     Electron Transfer -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------    

1.2     Classes of Electron Transfer  ---------------------------------------------------------------------          

1.2.1 Inner sphere electron transfer ---------------------------------------------------------------------

1.2.2 Outer sphere electron transfer ---------------------------------------------------------------------

1.3     Mechanism of electron transfer reactions  ------------------------------------------------------

1.3.1 Inner sphere mechanism -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

1.3.2 Outer sphere mechanism -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

1.4      Applications of Electron Transfer -----------------------------------------------------------------

1.5      Chemistry of cobalt  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1.5.1   Use of cobalt  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1.5.2    Structure of [Co¹¹HEDTAH2O] --------------------------------------------------------------------

1.6       Chemistry of Transition Metals

1.7       Aims and Objectives

1.8        Justification


2.1     Dielectric constant

2.1.1   Dielectric properties

2.2    Microscopic concept of polarization

2.3    Effect of variation of dielectric constant of a medium

2.4   Catalysis

2.4.1  General characteristics of catalysed reaction

2.4.2   Types of catalysis

2.4.3   Catalytic poisoning

2.4.4   Autocatalysis

2.4.5   Examples of catalytic process

2.5    Effect of Temperature on reaction velocity

2.6   The bioinorganic chemistry of copper


3.1 Materials

3.1.1 Chemicals

3.1.2 Apparatus/Equipment

3.2 Methods

3.2.1 Preparations of the complex [CoIIHEDTAH2O]

3.2.2 Preparation of 0.1m of perchloric acid

3.2.3 Preparation of standard solution of sodium perchlorate

3.2.4 Preparation of the standard solution of copper (II) teraoxosulphate (VI) salt

3.3     Determination of the λmax (510nm)


4.1 Determination of the rate constant of the reaction (kobs )

4.2  The effect of dielectric constant

4.3   The effect of added ions

4.4   Temperature dependence of rates of reaction.


5.1    Conclusion

5.1    Recommendation




       1.1     ELECTRON TRANSFER

Electron transfer (ET) occurs when an electron moves from an atom or a chemical species ( e.g. a molecule) to another atom or chemical species.  Electron transfer is a mechanistic description of the thermodynamic concept of redox, wherein the oxidation states of both reaction partners change.

Numerous biological processes involve electron transfer reactions. These processes include oxygen binding, photosynthesis, respiration, and detoxication. Additionally, the process of energy transfer can be formalized as two-electron exchange (two concurrent electron transfer events in opposite directions) in case of small distances between the transferring molecules.


There are several classes of electron transfer, defined by the state of the two redox centers and their connectivity.

1.2.1       Inner sphere electron transfer

In inner sphere electron transfer, the two redox centers are covalently linked during the electron transfer (Burgees, 1978). This bridge can be permanent, in which case the electron transfer event is termed intermolecular electron transfer. More commonly, however, the covalent linkage is transitory, forming just prior to the electron transfer and then disconnecting following the electron transfer event. In such cases, the electron transfer is termed intermolecular electron transfer. A famous example of an inner sphere electron transfer that proceeds by a transitory bridged intermediate is the reduction of [CoCl(NH3)5]2+ by [Cr(H2O)6]2+ (Taub and Meyer, 1954). In this case the chloride ligands is the bridging ligands that covalently connects the redox partners.


 Outer sphere electron transfer

In outer-space reactions, the participating redox centers are not linked by any bridge during the electron transfer event. Instead, the electron “hops” through space from the reducing center to the acceptor. Outer sphere electron transfer can occur between different chemical species or between identical chemical species that differ only in their oxidation sate. The later process is termed self-exchange. As an example, self-exchange describes the degenerate reaction between permanganate and its one-electron reduced relative, manganese:

                          [MnO4]- + [Mn*O4]2-                  [MnO4]2+  [Mn*O4]-  (Lavallee, et al; 1973)         (1.1)

In general, if electron transfer is faster than ligands substitution, the reaction will follow the outer-sphere electron transfer. Often occurs when one/both reactants are inert or if there is no suitable bridging ligands.


In a redox process, the oxidizing and reducing centers can react with or without a change in their coordination spheres. In some reactions, the electron transfer can only be accomplished by the transfer of ligands from reducing agent to the oxidizing agent.

There are two stoichiometric mechanism: the inner sphere mechanism involves a ligands transfer, and transient shared ligands, while the outer sphere mechanism includes the simple electron transfers, without the presence of shared ligands.

1.3.1      Inner sphere mechanism

The reduction of the non-liable Co complex by the aqueous Cr complex produces a reduced Co complex and an oxidized CrCl complex. The chloride ligands has been transferred between the metal centers as proven by the fact that addiction of 36Cl- to the solution results in no incorporation of 36 Cl- into the Cr complex (Wilkins, 1991).

The reaction is faster than reactions which remove Cl- from Co111 or introduces Cl- to Cr3+ (aq), and hence the Cl- ion must have moved directly from the coordination sphere of one complex to the other during the reaction.

N.B The intermediate has a bridging Cl-  ligand.

The Cl- ion is a good bridging ligand as it has more than one pair of electrons, and so can form bonds to each of the metal centers simultaneously. Other good bridging ligands include SCN-, N2, N3- and CN- (Wilkins, 1991).


Fig 1.1 Shows SCN- as a good bridging ligand (Wilkins, 1991).

1.3.2     The Outer Sphere Mechanism

When both the species in the redox reaction have non-liable coordination spheres, no ligands substitution can take place on the very short time scale of the redox reaction. The electron transfer must proceed by a mechanism involving transfer between the two complex ions in outer-sphere contact.

If the redox reaction is faster than the ligands substitution, then the reaction has an outer-sphere mechanism.

When the reaction involves ligands transfer from an initially non-liable reactant to a non-liable product, there is no difficulty in assigning the inner-sphere mechanism.

When the products and reactants are liable, it is difficult to make an unambiguous assignment of either an inner or an outer-sphere mechanism (Richardson, 1984).

 Fig 1.2: Shows a situation where both the reactants and products are labile (Richardson 1984).


Electron transfer experiment since the late 1940s (Marcus, 1956)

Since the late 1940s, the field of electron transfer processes has grown enormously, both in chemistry and biology. The development of the field, experimentally and theoretically, as well as it relation to the study of other kinds of chemical reactions, represents to us an intriguing history, one in which many threads have been brought together.

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The Effect Of Buccholzia Coriacea On Renal Function Indices And Oxidative Stress In Sucrose Fed Pregnant Rats And Their Offsprings