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Steffen Meyer, Iris Klawitter, Dr. Serhiy Demeshko, Dr. Eckhard Bill and Prof. Dr. Franc Meyer A Tetracarbene–Oxoiron(IV) Complex Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Version of Record online: 28 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208044

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Bioinspired organometallic chemistry: An oxoiron(IV) unit has been trapped within a macrocyclic tetracarbene ligand, merging a key bioinorganic intermediate with a popular organometallic scaffold (see picture). The stability of the new complex has allowed its characterization by a variety of methods, which show a strong σ-donating tetracarbene coordination leading to an S=1 ground state and unusual properties of the oxoiron(IV) species.

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