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Oxidation of water by a nonhaem diiron(IV) complex via proton-coupled electron transfer

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Abstract

A high-potential nonhaem (μ-oxo)diiron(IV) complex was found to oxidize water to a hydroxyl radical via PCET, instead of forming an O–O bond. The rate-determining step requires a second water molecule, proposed to act as a base to promote proton transfer. This work shows that additional factors besides a high redox potential are required to effect O–O bond formation.

Graphical abstract: Oxidation of water by a nonhaem diiron(iv) complex via proton-coupled electron transfer

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The article was received on 21 Aug 2013, accepted on 25 Sep 2013 and first published on 26 Sep 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46391E
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 10682-10684

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    Oxidation of water by a nonhaem diiron(IV) complex via proton-coupled electron transfer

    D. Wang and L. Que, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10682
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46391E

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