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Detection of a Transient FeV(O)(OH) Species Involved in Olefin Oxidation by a Bio-Inspired Non-Haem Iron Catalyst

Abstract

The iron tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine) (Fe(TPA)) class of non-haem Fe catalysts is proposed to carry out selective hydrocarbon oxidations through the generation of high-valent Fe species. Using ambient mass spectrometry, we obtain direct evidence for the formation of an FeV(O)(OH) species under catalytic conditions. In addition, 18O-labelling suggests that this FeV(O)(OH) species serves as the active oxidant in hydrocarbon oxidation catalysis.

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The article was received on 18 May 2018, accepted on 11 Jul 2018 and first published on 11 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03990A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Detection of a Transient FeV(O)(OH) Species Involved in Olefin Oxidation by a Bio-Inspired Non-Haem Iron Catalyst

    S. XU, J. J. Veach, W. N. Oloo, K. C. Peters, J. Wang, R. H. Perry and L. Que, Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03990A

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