Enhanced Electron Transfer Reactivity of a Nonheme Iron(IV)-Imido Complex as Compared to the Iron(IV)-Oxo Analogue

Anil Kumar Vardhaman, Yong Min Lee, Jieun Jung, Kei Ohkubo, Wonwoo Nam, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

Reactions of N,N-dimethylaniline (DMA) with nonheme iron(IV)-oxo and iron(IV)-tosylimido complexes occur via different mechanisms, such as an N-demethylation of DMA by a nonheme iron(IV)-oxo complex or an electron transfer dimerization of DMA by a nonheme iron(IV)-tosylimido complex. The change in the reaction mechanism results from the greatly enhanced electron transfer reactivity of the iron(IV)-tosylimido complex, such as the much more positive one-electron reduction potential and the smaller reorganization energy during electron transfer, as compared to the electron transfer properties of the corresponding iron(IV)-oxo complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3709-3713
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume55
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • electron transfer
  • iron(IV)-imido complexes
  • mechanisms
  • N-demethylation

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