Lanthanide derivatives are obtained with these compounds, either by soaking or by
co-crystallization, into crystals of biological macromolecules.
The crystal derivatives thus obtained can be used to solve the
structure of biological macromolecules by using structure-determination
methods taking advantage of the strong anomalous signal of lanthanides
in their LIII absorption edge or, for some of them, with radiation
from a lab X-ray source. Derivative based on Eu atom (LIII abs. edge: 6977 eV)
or Yb atom (LIII abs. edge: 8944 eV) are available.
Full documentation is available here.
A list of publications related to the use of these complexes is available here.
Information on each molecule:
Authors publishing results thanks to these compounds are welcome
to cite the following papers:
For tris(dipicolinate)-lanthanide complexes:
Pompidor G, D'Aleo A, Vicat J, Toupet L, Giraud N, Kahn R, Maury O,
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 47 (2008), 3388-3391
For the other complexes:
Girard E, Stelter M, Vicat J, Kahn R,
Acta Cryst. D59 (2003), 1914-1922