The distinctions of the solvent-proton longitudinal magnetic relaxation (PMES.) mechanisms between high-spin ferric aquo and fluoro complexes of some haemoproteins are discussed here. It becomes apparent that the "transition" from the exchange-limited PMR to the fast-exchange PMR mechanism upon addition of fluoride to some of the aquocomplexes is due to a more intense solvent-dynamics in the vicinity of the paramagnetic haem in the fluoromet derivatives This can be rationalized by a conformational change induced by the fluoride ion, an effect not observed by X-ray analysis thus far. A possible mechanism of this change is indicated here.
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