Give me an "O"! Mononuclear nonheme iron(IV) oxo complexes have been generated using water as an oxygen source and cerium(IV) as an oxidant. The high-yield oxygenation of organic substrates in this system (see picture, Fe green, O red, N blue, C gray) is catalyzed by iron(II) complexes. The source of oxygen in the iron(IV) oxo complexes and the oxygenated products has been assigned unambiguously by isotopic labeling experiments.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - 23 Feb 2009|
- Bioinorganic chemistry
- Enzyme models
- Reaction mechanisms