Selective catalytic 2e--oxidation of organic substrates by an FeIIcomplex having an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand in water

Hiroto Fujisaki, Tomoya Ishizuka, Yoshihiro Shimoyama, Hiroaki Kotani, Yoshihito Shiota, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Takahiko Kojima

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An FeII complex, 1, having a pentadentate ligand with an NHC moiety catalyzes substrate oxidation to afford 2e-oxidized products with high selectivity by suppression of overoxidation in water. A Bell-Evance-Polanyi plot for the substrate oxidation catalyzed by 1 exhibited an inflection point around 86 kcal mol-1, indicating strong C-H abstraction ability of the reactive species derived from 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9783-9786
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number68
Publication statusPublished - Sep 4 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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