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Heme and nonheme monoxygenases and dioxygenases catalyze important oxygen atom transfer reactions to substrates in the body. It is now well established that the cytochrome P450 enzymes react through the formation of a high-valent iron(IV)-oxo heme cation radical. Its precursor in the catalytic cycle, the iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex, was tested for(More)
The reaction of the iron(ii) complex supported by the ligand L(5)(2)aH (2,2-dimethyl-N-[6-({[2-(methyl-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino)-ethyl]-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino}-methyl)-pyridin-2-yl]-propionamide) with dioxygen, in the presence of HClO(4) and NaBPh(4) yields the corresponding low spin (S = 1/2) Fe(III)(OOH) complex. This reaction, where the anion BPh(4)(-)(More)
A mixed amine pyridine polydentate Fe(II) complex was covalently tethered in hexagonal mesoporous silica of the MCM-41 type. Metal site isolation was generated using adsorbed tetramethylammonium cations acting as a patterned silanol protecting mask and trimethylsilylazane as a capping agent. Then, the amine/pyridine ligand bearing a tethering(More)
The green complex S=1 [(TPEN)FeO]2+ [TPEN=N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine] has been obtained by treating the [(TPEN)Fe]2+ precursor with meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid (m-CPBA). This high-valent complex belongs to the emerging family of synthetic models of Fe(IV)=O intermediates invoked during the catalytic cycle of biological systems.(More)
Reductive activation of O2 is achieved by using the [FeIII(F20TPP)Cl] (F20TPP = 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrinate) porphyrin through electrochemical reduction of the [FeIII(F20TPP)(O2•-)] superoxo complex. Formation of the [FeIII(F20TPP)(OO)]- peroxo species is monitored by using low-temperature electronic absorption spectroscopy, electron(More)
Four new Fe(III) catecholate complexes, [(bispicMe2en)FeIII(DBC)]+, [(bispicCl2Me2en)FeIII(DBC)]+, [(trispicMeen)FeIII(DBC)]+, and [(BQPA)FeIII(DBC)]+, which all contain aminopyridine ligands, were synthesized. The structure of [(bispicMe2en)FeIII(DBC)]+ was determined by X-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1 with a = 10.666(3)(More)
The new ligand L(6)(2)4E (N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(5-ethyl-2-pyridylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine) was designed as a more robust analog of TPEN (N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine) for which the ability at stabilizing high valent Fe-Oxo and Fe-(hydro)peroxo has been reported. With respect to the latter, the pyridyl beta-substituents in L(6)(2)4E do(More)
Iron(III)–hydroperoxo complexes are found in various nonheme iron enzymes as catalytic cycle intermediates; however, little is known on their catalytic properties. The recent work of Banse and co-workers on a biomimetic nonheme iron(III)–hydroperoxo complex provided evidence of its involvement in reactivity with arenes. This contrasts the behavior of heme(More)