Oxidative decarboxylation of benzilic acid by a biomimetic iron(II) Complex: Evidence for an iron(IV)-oxo-hydroxo oxidant from O 2

Sayantan Paria, Lawrence Que, Tapan Kanti Paine

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Abstract

O 2-dependent transformation: An iron(II)-benzilate complex of a tridentate N3 donor ligand reacts with O 2 to undergo oxidative decarboxylation. Cyclohexene is selectively converted into cis-cyclohexane-1,2- diol in the reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11129-11132
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume50
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2011

Keywords

  • benzilic acid
  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • cis-dihydroxylation
  • iron
  • oxidative decarboxylation

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