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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Funding Information:
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands (Gravity program 024.001.035, WRB), Ubbo Emmius fund (AD) and the Chinese Scholarship Council (JC) are acknowledged for financial support, as is the US National Science Foundation for work carried out in Minnesota (CHE1665391, LQ).

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© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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