Cleavage of C-H bond of methane on intermediate Q of methane monooxygenase

Kazunari Yoshizawa, Takehiro Ohta, Yoshihito Shiota, Tokio Yamabe

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Abstract

A possible reaction pathway for the C-H bond cleavage of methane on intermediate Q of methane monooxygenase is studied theoretically. We propose that the activation of methane C-H bond by Q, suggested to involve a high valent Fe2(μ-O)2 diamond core, should occur through the formation of the Q(CH4) complex with an Fe-C bond and Fe-H bonds, followed by a concerted H atom abstraction via a four-centered transition state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1214
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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