|Kβ X-ray Emission Spectroscopy of Copper Chloride Complexes|
|Full Author List||Munzarin Qayyum, Britt Hedman, Keith O. Hodgson, Edward I. Solomon|
Copper proteins are ubiquitous in nature and involved in various biological processes. The copper active sites have unique geometric and electronic structures that contribute to functions and reactivity, and are often studied with model complexes. Kβ X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) is an emerging technique that can provide rich information about transition metal complexes. In this study, as copper model complexes, copper chloride complexes are investigated by Kβ XES combined with density functional theory calculations to establish background theory of this technique and to show possible application of the technique to copper proteins.