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.
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