Isolation and crystal structure of a peroxo-bridged heme-copper complex

Takefumi Chishiro, Yuichi Shimazaki, Fumito Tani, Yoshimitsu Tachi, Yoshinori Naruta, Satoru Karasawa, Shinya Hayami, Yonezo Maeda

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A stable bridge: A peroxo-bridged Fe-O2-Cu complex (see picture) was synthesized and isolated as crystals. The X-ray structure analysis revealed that the Fe-O2-Cu moiety has a μ-η21 coordination mode; a peroxo ligand is bound to Fe in a side-on fashion with only one oxygen atom of the peroxide bound to Cu. The two metal ions (high-spin FeIII and CuII) were strongly coupled in an antiferromagnetic fashion, thus resulting in a total spin of S = 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2788-2791
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 23 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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