An iron(II) complex with a N3S2 thioether ligand in the generation of an iron(IV)-oxo complex and its reactivity in olefin epoxidation

Jamespandi Annaraj, Soohee Kim, Mi Sook Seo, Yong Min Lee, Youngmee Kim, Sung Jin Kim, Young S. Choi, Ho G. Jang, Wonwoo Nam

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Abstract

A new iron(II) complex bearing an N3S2 thioether ligand was synthesized and characterized with various spectroscopic techniques and X-ray crystallography. A mononuclear nonheme iron(IV)-oxo intermediate was generated in the reaction of the iron(II) complex with various terminal oxidants. The iron(IV)-oxo species show a capability of epoxidizing olefins, and the olefin epoxidation occurs via an electrophilic oxidation mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume362
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 20

Keywords

  • Biomimetics
  • Epoxidation
  • High-valent iron-oxo intermediate
  • Nonheme iron enzymes
  • Oxygen activation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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