Determination by high-frequency and -field EPR of zero-field splitting in iron(IV) oxo complexes: Implications for intermediates in nonheme iron enzymes

J. Krzystek, Jason England, Kallol Ray, Andrew Ozarowski, Dmitry Smirnov, Lawrence Que, Joshua Telser

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Abstract

[FeIVO]2+ species have been implicated as the active form of many nonheme iron enzymes. The electronic structures of iron(IV) oxo complexes are thus of great interest. High-frequency and -field electron paramagnetic resonance is employed to determine accurately the spin Hamiltonian parameters of two stable complexes that contain the Fe=O unit: [FeO(TMC)(CH 3CN)](CF3SO3)2, where TMC = tetramethylcyclam and [FeO(N4py)](CF3SO3)2, where N4Py = bis(2-pyridylmethyl)bis(2-pyridyl)methylamine. Both complexes exhibit zero-field splittings that are positive, almost perfectly axial, and of very large magnitude: D = +26.95(5) and +22.05(5) cm-1, respectively. These definitive experimental values can serve as the basis for further computational studies to unravel the electronic structures of such complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3483-3485
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2008

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