Axial coordination of carboxylate activates the non-heme FeIV=O unit

Jan Uwe Rohde, Lawrence Que

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Enhancing reactivity: A common feature of non-heme iron enzymes is the presence of carboxylate groups. An axial carboxylate group has been introduced trans to the oxo group of a non-heme oxoiron(IV) complex (see scheme). The coordination of carboxylate destabilizes the FeIV=O unit and activates it towards reaction with dihydroanthracene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2255-2258
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 8 2005


  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Carboxylate ligands
  • High-valent compounds
  • Iron
  • Oxo ligands


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