Regioselective hydroxylation of the xylyl linker in a diiron(III) complex having a carboxylate-rich ligand with H2O2

Hideki Furutachi, Mizue Murayama, Amane Shiohara, Satoshi Yamazaki, Shuhei Fujinami, Akira Uehara, Masatatsu Suzuki, Seiji Ogo, Yoshihito Watanabe, Yonezo Maeda

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Reaction of a diiron(III) complex having a xylta4− ligand (N, N, N′, N′-m-xylylenediamine tetraacetate) with H2O2 resulted in regioselective hydroxylation of the m-xylyl linker. The reaction mimics the self-hydroxylation of a phenylalanine side chain found for ribonucleotide reductase (R2-W48F/D84E).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1900-1901
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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