Intramolecular aromatic amination through iron-mediated nitrene transfer

Michael P. Jensen, Mark P. Mehn, Lawrence Que

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An iron(III) anilide complex can be formed through the reaction of phenyl-N-tosylimidoiodinane with the non-heme iron complex [(6-PhTPA) Fe II(NCCH3)2](ClO4) Fe" 2 (TPA = tris (2-pyridyl methyl) amine), in which an efficient transfer of the nitrene moiety to the ortho position of the αphenyl substituent is achieved (a hypothetical structure of the complex is illustrated, in which the tolyl ring, except for the ipso carbon atom, is excluded for clarity; Fe pink, S yellow, O red, N blue).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4357-4360
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 22 2003


  • Amination
  • Hydroxylation
  • Iron
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Ylides


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