Aqueous FeIV=O: Spectroscopic identification and oxo-group exchange

Oleg Pestovsky, Sebastian Stoian, Emile L. Bominaar, Xiaopeng Shan, Eckard Münck, Lawrence Que, Andreja Bakac

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(Figure Presented) A combination of techniques (Mössbauer and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, H218O exchange experiments, and DFT calculations) has shown that the reaction of [Fe(H2O) 6]2+ with ozone generates [(H2O) 5FeIV=O]2+ (see calculated structure). The oxidation of selected substrates with [(H2O)5Fe IV=O]2+ yields unique products that are different from those generated in the Fenton reaction or derived from HO radicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6871-6874
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 28 2005


  • Fenton reaction
  • Iron
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Oxygen
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy


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