Characterization of a thiolato iron(III) peroxy dianion complex

Aidan R. McDonald, Katherine M. Van Heuvelen, Yisong Guo, Feifei Li, Emile L. Bominaar, Eckard Münck, Lawrence Que

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Nucleophilic oxidant: The reaction between a thiolato iron(II) complex 1 and superoxide in aprotic solvent at -90 °C yields a novel thiolato iron(III) peroxide intermediate 2, which exhibits unusually high nucleophilic reactivity. Compound 2 is an isomer of the thiolato iron(II) superoxide intermediate that is invoked in the reaction between superoxide reductase and superoxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9132-9136
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 3 2012


  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • iron
  • peroxo intermediates
  • reactive intermediates
  • thiolate complexes

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    McDonald, A. R., Van Heuvelen, K. M., Guo, Y., Li, F., Bominaar, E. L., Münck, E., & Que, L. (2012). Characterization of a thiolato iron(III) peroxy dianion complex. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 51(36), 9132-9136.