DOI: 10.1039/d3sc05603a ISSN: 2041-6520

A high-spin alkylperoxo–iron(iii) complex with cis-anionic ligands: implications for the superoxide reductase mechanism

Tarali Devi, Kuheli Dutta, Jennifer Deutscher, Stefan Mebs, Uwe Kuhlmann, Michael Haumann, Beatrice Cula, Holger Dau, Peter Hildebrandt, Kallol Ray
  • General Chemistry

Cis-anionic ligands stabilize high-spin Fe(

)–alkylperoxo complexes against homolytic O–O bond cleavage to form an iron(
)–oxo moiety. The study provides some basis to speculate the structure of peroxy intermediates in superoxide reductase.

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