Oxidation of water by a nonhaem diiron(iv) complex via proton-coupled electron transfer

Dong Wang, Larry Que

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Abstract

A high-potential nonhaem (μ-oxo)diiron(iv) complex was found to oxidize water to a hydroxyl radical via PCET, instead of forming an O-O bond. The rate-determining step requires a second water molecule, proposed to act as a base to promote proton transfer. This work shows that additional factors besides a high redox potential are required to effect O-O bond formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10682-10684
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number91
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2013

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