Structure and reactivity of a Ru-based peroxide complex as a reactive intermediate of O2-promoted activation of a C-H bond in a Cp∗ ligand

Takeshi Yatabe, Takahiro Kishima, Hideaki Nagano, Takahiro Matsumoto, Mikio Yamasaki, Ki Seok Yoon, Seiji Ogo

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We report the first example of the characterization of a Ru-based peroxide intermediate of O2-promoted activation of a C-H bond of the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl (Cp∗) ligand. The peroxide complex activates the C-H bond to form a tetramethylfulvene complex. We propose a proton-coupled electron-transfer (PCET) mechanism of the C-H bond activation based on the structures and properties of the peroxide and tetramethylfulvene complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


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