Monooxygenase-like reactivity of an unprecedented heterobimetallic {FeO2Ni} moiety.

  title={Monooxygenase-like reactivity of an unprecedented heterobimetallic \{FeO2Ni\} moiety.},
  author={Shenglai Yao and Christian Herwig and Yun Xiong and Anna Company and Eckhard Bill and Christian Limberg and Matthias Driess},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  volume={49 39},
The soluble methane monooxygenase, sMMO, catalyzes the remarkable oxidation of methane to methanol under ambient conditions, as well as the oxygenation of a large variety of other substrates, such as ethers and alkanes and also aromatic, heterocyclic, and chlorinated compounds. The activation of dioxygen occurs at a diiron moiety within the hydroxylase… CONTINUE READING