American Chemical Society
Journal of the American Chemical Society
The syntheses and O2 reactivities of active-site models of cobalt-substituted ring-cleaving dioxygenases are presented. The pentacoordinate cobalt(II)-aminophenolate complex, [Co(TpMe2)(tBu2APH)], gives rise to two distinct dioxygen adducts at reduced temperatures. The first is a paramagnetic (S = 1/2) cobalt(III)-superoxo species that was characterized with spectroscopic and computational techniques. The identity of the second Co/O2 adduct was elucidated by X-ray crystallography, which revealed an unprecedented cobalt(III)-alkylperoxo structure generated by O2 addition to the metal ion and ligand. These results provide synthetic precedents for proposed intermediates in the catalytic cycles of O2-activating cobalt enzymes.
Kumar, Praveen; Lindeman, Sergey V.; and Fiedler, Adam T., "Cobalt Superoxo and Alkylperoxo Complexes Derived from Reaction of Ring-Cleaving Dioxygenase Models with O2" (2019). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 1000.