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Reductive activation of O2 by a bioinspired Fe complex for catalytic epoxidation reactions

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Abstract

Aerobic epoxidation of olefins catalyzed by iron complexes without the use of a sacrificial coreductant is unknown. We report the reductive activation of O2 by a bioinspired [(bTAML)FeIII(H2O)] (1) complex to catalyze the epoxidation of alkenes with TONs of up to 80. Spectroscopic and kinetic evidence indicates the involvement of FeV(O) as the active oxidant during the reaction.

Graphical abstract: Reductive activation of O2 by a bioinspired Fe complex for catalytic epoxidation reactions

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2017, accepted on 08 May 2017 and first published on 08 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00933J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Reductive activation of O2 by a bioinspired Fe complex for catalytic epoxidation reactions

    K. K. Singh and S. Sen Gupta, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00933J

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