Lewis Acid Activation of the Ferrous Heme-NO Fragment toward the N-N Coupling Reaction with NO To Generate N2O.


Bacterial NO reductase (bacNOR) enzymes utilize a heme/non-heme active site to couple two NO molecules to N2O. We show that BF3 coordination to the nitrosyl O-atom in (OEP)Fe(NO) activates it toward N-N bond formation with NO to generate N2O. 15N-isotopic labeling reveals a reversible nitrosyl exchange reaction and follow-up N-O bond cleavage in the N2O… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13681

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