A stable "end-on" iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex in water derived from a multi-iron(II)-substituted polyoxometalate and molecular oxygen

Delina Barats, Gregory Leitus, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Linda J.W. Shimon, Ronny Neumann

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(Figure presented) Head over EELS: Reaction of O2 with a hexa-iron(II)-substituted polyoxometalate in water yields a polyoxometalate with "end-on" hydroperoxo groups, {FeIII-O2H}, at the terminal positions. The hydroperoxo moiety, stabilized by hydrogen bonding with water, is unusual for its long O-O bond and nearly linear Fe-O-O bond angle. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) is used to determine the oxidation state of iron.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9908-9912
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - Dec 8 2008



  • Iron
  • O-O activation
  • Oxygen
  • Peroxo ligands
  • Polyoxometalates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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