Synthesis of Mononuclear Non-Heme Iron(III)-Hydroperoxo Complex as an Oxidative Catalyst
Mononuclear FeII complex [FeII(ppba)]2+ (ppba = (6-pivalamido-2-pyridylmethyl) (2-pyridylmethyl)tert-butylamine) (1) has been synthesized and structurally characterized. The addition of H2O2 (10eq) to an acetone solution of 1 at -78°C generated FeIIIPPBA-OOH species, accompanied by a color change from pale yellow to reddish purple, which showed an intense absorption band corresponding to LMCT band (HOO- to Fe) at 528 nm (ε = 1120 M-1cm-1). The ESR spectrum for FeIIIPPBA-OOH species (g// = 4.22, g⊥ = 7.70 in acetone at 77 K) was typical of a high-spin FeIII species, suggesting that the FeIIIPPBA-OOH species is maintained as a mononuclear complex in the solution state. The resonance Raman spectra, when H2 16O2 and H2 18O2 were used, exhibited intense bands characteristic to the O-O stretching vibrations at 880 cm-1 ν(16O-16O) and 824 cm-1 ν(18O-18O), respectively. These findings suggest that FeIIIPPBA-OOH species is [FeIII(ppba)(OOH)]2+ (2). In order to understand the catalytic reactivity of complex 2, oxidative reactions for some organic substrates by complex 2 were carried out in the presence of H2O2; thioanisole was oxidized to the corresponding sulfoxide and sulfone, respectively, and furthermore, cyclohexene was converted to cyclohexene oxide, cyclohexenol and cyclohexenone.
Masayuki Nogami, Riguang Jin, Toshihiro Kasuga and Wantai Yang
T. Fujii et al., "Synthesis of Mononuclear Non-Heme Iron(III)-Hydroperoxo Complex as an Oxidative Catalyst", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 11-12, pp. 331-334, 2006