Catalytic oxidation of water and alcohols by a robust iron(III) complex bearing a cross-bridged cyclam ligand

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12189-12192
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number61
Online published16 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2015

Abstract

An iron(III) complex bearing a cross-bridged cyclam ligand (4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane) is an efficient catalyst for the oxidation of both water and alcohols using sodium periodate as the oxidant. In catalytic water oxidation a maximum turnover number (TON) of 1030 is achieved, while in catalytic alcohol oxidation >95% conversions and yields can be obtained.