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Oxidative Decarboxylation of Benzilic Acid by a Biomimetic Iron(II) Complex: Evidence for an Iron(IV)–Oxo–Hydroxo Oxidant from O2

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  • Sayantan Paria,

    1. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & 2B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India)
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  • Prof. Dr. Lawrence Que Jr.,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Center for Metals in Biocatalysis, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Center for Metals in Biocatalysis, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (USA)
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  • Dr. Tapan Kanti Paine

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    1. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & 2B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India)
    • Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & 2B Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India)
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  • T.K.P. acknowledges the DST, Govt. of India (Project SR/S1/IC-51/2010) for financial support. S.P. thanks CSIR, India, for a fellowship. L.Q. acknowledges the US National Science Foundation (Grant CHE-1058248) for support. The crystal-structure determination was performed at the DST-funded National Single Crystal Diffractometer Facility at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, IACS.

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O2-dependent transformation: An iron(II)-benzilate complex of a tridentate N3 donor ligand reacts with O2 to undergo oxidative decarboxylation. Cyclohexene is selectively converted into cis-cyclohexane-1,2-diol in the reaction.

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