Tuning the regiospecificity of cleavage in Fe(III) catecholate complexes: Tridentate facial versus meridional ligands

Du Hwan Jo, Larry Que

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Abstract

A facial tridentate ligand is a key feature of iron catecholate complexes that elicit extradiol cleavage of catechols (see picture). The facial geometry allows O2 and the catecholate dianion to form a tridentate intermediate on the opposite face. Accordingly, complexes of a meridional tridentate ligand do not elicit any extradiol cleavage but instead yield quinone or result in intradiol cleavage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4284-4287
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume39
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2000

Keywords

  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Enzyme models
  • Iron
  • Tridentate ligands

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