A non-heme iron(III) complex with porphyrin-like properties that catalyzes asymmetric epoxidation

Takashi Niwa, Masahisa Nakada

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Abstract

In this report, we describe an iron(III) complex containing a carbazole-based tridentate ligand that catalyzes highly enantioselective asymmetric epoxidation of (E)-alkenes at room temperature. The non-heme iron(III) complex has a five-coordinated trigonal-bipyramidal structure, and its two-electron oxidized state has the similar electronic structure as that of iron porphyrins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13538-13541
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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