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Title: Bio-inspired Iron Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Oxidations

Stereoselective oxidation of C–H and C=C bonds are catalyzed by nonheme iron enzymes. Inspired by these bioinorganic systems, our group has been exploring the use of nonheme iron complexes as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbons using H2O2 as an environmentally friendly and atom-efficient oxidant in order to gain mechanistic insights into these novel transformations. In particular, we have focused on clarifying the nature of the high-valent iron oxidants likely to be involved in these transformations.
  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
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Related Information: Oloo, W. N.; Que, L., Jr., "Hydrocarbon Oxidations Catalyzed by Bio-Inspired Nonheme Iron and Copper Catalysts.” In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II; Reedijk, J., Poeppelmeier, K., Eds.; Elsevier: Oxford, 2013; Vol. 6, pp 763-778.
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Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY nonheme iron catalysts; oxygen activation; alkane hydroxylation; olefin epoxidation; olefin cis-dihydroxylation