A Hexanuclear Iron(III) Carboxylate with an [Fe6(μ3-O)3(μ2-OH)]11+ Core as an Efficient Catalyst for Cycloalkane Oxidation

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna, Waehringerstrasse 42, 1090 Vienna, Austria.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.26). 04/2006; 45(17):2794-8. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200504406
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(Figure Presented) Six of one: A hexanuclear iron p-nitrobenzoate compound (see structure; green Fe, red O, blue N, gray C), a novel type of iron cluster was prepared and characterized. The complex has an [Fe6(μ 3-O)3(μ2-OH)]11+ core and shows a remarkable catalytic activity in the oxidation of cyclohexane.

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