Mechanistic Investigation of Oxygen Rebound in a Mononuclear Nonheme Iron Complex

Thomas M. Pangia, Vishal Yadav, Emilie Gerard, Yen-Ting Lin, Samuel De Visser, Guy N. L. Jameson, David P. Goldberg

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    An iron(III) methoxide complex reacts with para-substituted triarylmethyl radicals to give iron(II) and meth-oxyether products. Second-order rate constants for the radical derivatives were obtained. Hammett and Marcus plots suggest the radical transfer reactions proceed via a concerted process. Calculations support the concerted nature of these reactions involving a single transition state with no initial charge-transfer. These findings have implications for the radical “re-bound” step invoked in nonheme iron oxygenases, halogenases, and related synthetic catalysts.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInorganic Chemistry
    Early online date17 Jul 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


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