Direct photochemical actIVation of non-heme Fe(IV)O complexes

Juan Chen, Apparao Draksharapu, Emma Harvey, Waqas Rasheed, Lawrence Que, Wesley R. Browne

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Near-UV excitation of non-heme FeIVO complexes results in light intensity dependent increase in reaction rates for the oxidation of C-H bonds even at low temperature (-30 °C). The enhancement of activity is ascribed to the ligand-to-[FeIVO] charge transfer character of the near-UV bands to generate a highly reactive [(L+) FeIII-O∗] species. The enhancement is not observed with visible/NIR excitation of the d-d absorption bands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12357-12360
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number91
StatePublished - 2017

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