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Copper dioxygen (bio)inorganic chemistry

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Cu/O2 intermediates in biological, homogeneous, and heterogeneous catalysts exhibit unique spectral features that reflect novel geometric and electronic structures that make significant contributions to reactivity. This review considers how the respective intermediate electronic structures overcome the spin-forbidden nature of O2 binding, activate O2 for electrophilic aromatic attack and H-atom abstraction, catalyze the 4 ereduction of O2 to H2O, and discusses the role of exchange coupling between Cu ions in determining reactivity.

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The article was received on 26 Jul 2010, accepted on 11 Aug 2010 and first published on 15 Oct 2010

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C005500J
Faraday Discuss., 2011,148, 11-39

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    Copper dioxygen (bio)inorganic chemistry

    E. I. Solomon, J. W. Ginsbach, D. E. Heppner, M. T. Kieber-Emmons, C. H. Kjaergaard, P. J. Smeets, L. Tian and J. S. Woertink, Faraday Discuss., 2011, 148, 11
    DOI: 10.1039/C005500J

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