An Iron Catalyst for Oxidation of Alkyl C[BOND]H Bonds Showing Enhanced Selectivity for Methylenic Sites

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Many are called but few are chosen: A nonheme iron complex catalyzes the oxidation of alkyl C[BOND]H bonds by using H2O2 as the oxidant, showing an enhanced selectivity for secondary over tertiary C[BOND]H bonds (see scheme).

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