Mechanistic Investigation of Oxygen Rebound in a Mononuclear Nonheme Iron Complex

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  • External authors:
  • Thomas M. Pangia
  • Vishal Yadav
  • Emilie Gerard
  • Yen-Ting Lin
  • Guy N. L. Jameson
  • David P. Goldberg


An iron(III) methoxide complex reacts with para-substituted triarylmethyl radicals to give iron(II) and meth-oxyether products. Second-order rate constants for the radical derivatives were obtained. Hammett and Marcus plots suggest the radical transfer reactions proceed via a concerted process. Calculations support the concerted nature of these reactions involving a single transition state with no initial charge-transfer. These findings have implications for the radical “re-bound” step invoked in nonheme iron oxygenases, halogenases, and related synthetic catalysts.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jul 2019