In this report, we describe an iron(III) complex containing a carbazole-based tridentate ligand that catalyzes highly enantioselective asymmetric epoxidation of (E)-alkenes at room temperature. The non-heme iron(III) complex has a five-coordinated trigonal-bipyramidal structure, and its two-electron oxidized state has the similar electronic structure as that of iron porphyrins.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Aug 22|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry