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Descriptor English: Coordination Complexes
Descriptor Spanish: Complejos de Coordinación
Descriptor Portuguese: Complexos de Coordenação
Descriptor French: Complexes de coordination
Entry term(s): Complexes, Coordination
Complexes, Metal
Metal Complexes
Tree number(s): D01.234
D02.257
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056831
Scope note: Neutral or negatively charged ligands bonded to metal cations or neutral atoms. The number of ligand atoms to which the metal center is directly bonded is the metal cation's coordination number, and this number is always greater than the regular valence or oxidation number of the metal. A coordination complex can be negative, neutral, or positively charged.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Ligands (2008)
Metalloporphyrins (2000-2009)
Organometallic Compounds (2003-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
Related: Chelating Agents MeSH
DeCS ID: 53571
Unique ID: D056831
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Coordination Complexes - Preferred
Concept UI M0529366
Scope note Neutral or negatively charged ligands bonded to metal cations or neutral atoms. The number of ligand atoms to which the metal center is directly bonded is the metal cation's coordination number, and this number is always greater than the regular valence or oxidation number of the metal. A coordination complex can be negative, neutral, or positively charged.
Preferred term Coordination Complexes
Entry term(s) Complexes, Coordination
Complexes, Metal
Metal Complexes



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