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Issue 87, 2013
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Catalytic and regiospecific extradiol cleavage of catechol by a biomimetic iron complex

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Abstract

An iron(III)–catecholate complex of a facial tridentate ligand reacts with dioxygen in the presence of ammonium acetate–acetic acid buffer to cleave the aromatic C–C bond of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol regiospecifically resulting in the formation of an extradiol product with multiple turnovers.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic and regiospecific extradiol cleavage of catechol by a biomimetic iron complex

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The article was received on 01 Jun 2013, accepted on 10 Sep 2013 and first published on 10 Sep 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44124E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 10251-10253
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    Catalytic and regiospecific extradiol cleavage of catechol by a biomimetic iron complex

    S. Chatterjee, D. Sheet and T. K. Paine, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10251
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44124E

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