Josep M. Luis

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Oxo-transfer chemistry mediated by iron underpins many biological processes and today is emerging as synthetically very important for the catalytic oxidation of C-H and C=C moieties that are hard to activate conventionally. Despite the vast amount of research in this area, experimental characterization of the reactive species under catalytic conditions is(More)
The spectroscopic and chemical characterization of a new synthetic non-heme iron(IV)-oxo species [Fe(IV)(O)((Me,H) Pytacn)(S)](2+) (2, (Me,H)Pytacn=1-(2'-pyridylmethyl)-4,7-dimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane, S=CH(3)CN or H(2)O) is described. Complex 2 was prepared by reaction of [Fe(II)(CF(3)SO(3))(2)((Me,H) Pytacn)] (1) with peracetic acid. Complex 2 bears(More)
Compact expressions, complete through second order in electrical and/or mechanical anharmonicity, are given for the dynamic dipole vibrational polarizability and dynamic first and second vibrational hyperpolarizabilities. Certain contributions not previously formulated are now included. The past decade has seen an increasing number of calculations of(More)
A set of exchange-correlation functionals, including BLYP, PBE0, B3LYP, BHandHLYP, CAM-B3LYP, LC-BLYP, and HSE, has been used to determine static and dynamic nonresonant (nuclear relaxation) vibrational (hyper)polarizabilities for a series of all-trans polymethineimine (PMI) oligomers containing up to eight monomer units. These functionals are assessed(More)
A general reduced dimensionality finite field nuclear relaxation method for calculating vibrational nonlinear optical properties of molecules with large contributions due to anharmonic motions is introduced. In an initial application to the umbrella (inversion) motion of NH(3) it is found that difficulties associated with a conventional single well(More)
Wet oxygenase models: Unprecedented high levels of water incorporation into products (up to 75%) is observed in epoxidation reactions with H(2)O(2) by a bioinspired nonheme iron catalyst. A surprising substrate-dependent incorporation of water is observed, and is proposed to arise from fast equilibrium between two high-valent HO-Fe(V)=O isomeric species(More)
A nonheme iron catalyst catalyzed stereoselective oxidation of alkanes with H2O2 with remarkable efficiency and exhibiting an unprecedented high incorporation of water into the oxidized products. The present results challenge the canonical description of oxygenases, the standard oxo-hydroxo tautomerism that applies to heme systems and serves as a precedent(More)
The chemical functionalization of endohedral (metallo)fullerenes has become a main focus of research in the last few years. It has been found that the reactivity of endohedral (metallo)fullerenes may be quite different from that of the empty fullerenes. Encapsulated species have an enormous influence on the thermodynamics, kinetics, and regiochemistry of(More)
Recently, we reported that the basis set has a profound influence on the computed values for spin-state splittings [J. Phys. Chem. A 2008, 112, 6384]. In particular, small Gaussian-type orbital (GTO) basis sets were shown to be unreliable for the prediction of them. Here, we report simple modifications of the small Pople-type Gaussian-type orbital basis(More)