Using interwoven experimental and theoretical methods, detailed studies of several structurally defined 1:1 Cu-O2 complexes have provided important fundamental chemical information useful for understanding the nature of intermediates involved in aerobic oxidations in synthetic and enzymatic copper-mediated catalysis. In particular, these studies have shed new light on the factors that influence the mode of O2 coordination (end-on vs side-on) and the electronic structure, which can vary between Cu(II)-superoxo and Cu(III)-peroxo extremes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Accounts of Chemical Research|
|State||Published - Jul 2007|