Carlos Brondino

Professor of Physics and Physical Chemistry, FBCB-UNL, Argentina
Head of Department of Physics, FBCB-UNL, Argentina

Email: brondino(at)
Tel: + + 54 342 4575213

Research Activities - Keywords
• Bioinorganic, Biophysics, Biophysical Chemistry, Magnetochemistry, Molecular Magnetism
• Role of Metals in Biology (heme and non-heme iron, molybdenum, tungsten, nickel, copper and cobalt)
• Inorganic systems as models for biocatalysis
• Spectroscopy, EPR, Single crystal EPR spectroscopy
• Bacterial Systems (sulfate reducers and denitrifiers)
• Large scale protein production (native and overexpressed)
• Molecular modeling (protein-protein interactions)
• Electron transfer chains in metalloproteins
• Metalloproteins structure-function relationships
• Solid state chemistry

Teaching Interests
• Physics, Physical chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry
• Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (applications to Chemistry, Biology and Medicine)
• Undergraduate, Master and PhD programs

Selected References
Nitrate reduction associated with respiration in >em>Sinorhizobium meliloti 2011 is performed by a membrane-bound molybdoenzyme
Ferroni FM, Rivas MG, Rizzi AC, Lucca ME, Perotti NI, Brondino CD
Biometals (2011) 24: 891-902

Single crystal EPR study of the dinuclear Cu(II) complex [Cu(tda)(phen)]2 H2tda (tda ) Thiodiacetate, phen ) Phenanthroline): Influence of weak interdimeric magnetic interactions
Neuman NI, Perec M, González PJ, Passeggi MCG, Rizzi AC, Brondino CD
J Phys Chem A (2010) 114:13069-13075

Kinetic, structural, and EPR studies reveal that aldehyde oxidoreductase from Desulfovibrio gigas does not need a sulfido ligand for catalysis and give evidence for a direct Mo-C interaction in a biological system
Santos-Silva T, Ferroni F, Thapper A, Marangon J, González P, Rizzi AC, Moura I, Moura JJG, Romão MJ, Brondino CD
J Am Chem Soc (2009) 131:7990-7998

Structural and EPR Studies of mononuclear molybdenum enzymes from sulfate reducing bacteria
Brondino CD, Rivas MG, Romão MJ, Moura JJG, Moura I
Acc Chem Res (2006) 39:788-796

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