Highly reactive nonheme iron(III) iodosylarene complexes in alkane hydroxylation and sulfoxidation reactions

Seungwoo Hong, Bin Wang, Mi Sook Seo, Yong Min Lee, Myoung Jin Kim, Hyung Rok Kim, Takashi Ogura, Ricardo Garcia-Serres, Martin Clémancey, Jean Marc Latour, Wonwoo Nam

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Abstract

High-spin iron(III) iodosylarene complexes bearing an N-methylated cyclam ligand are synthesized and characterized using various spectroscopic methods. The nonheme high-spin iron(III) iodosylarene intermediates are highly reactive oxidants capable of activating strong C-H bonds of alkanes; the reactivity of the iron(III) iodosylarene intermediates is much greater than that of the corresponding iron(IV) oxo complex. The electrophilic character of the iron(III) iodosylarene complexes is demonstrated in sulfoxidation reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6388-6392
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume53
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jun 2014

Keywords

  • alkane hydroxylation
  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • enzyme models
  • nonheme iron complexes
  • sulfoxidation

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