The catalytic activity and the selectivity of new bipyrrolidine based Fe(II) complexes 2●Fe(OTf)2 and 3●Fe(OTf)2 in the oxidation of a series of alkyl and alkenyl hydrocarbons as well as of an aromatic sulfide with H2O2 were tested and compared with the catalytic efficiency of White’s parent complex 1●Fe(OTf)2 in order to evaluate the sensitivity of the reaction to electronic effects.
Substituent Effect on the Catalytic Activity of Bipyrrolidine Based Iron Complexes / Olivo, Giorgio; Lanzalunga, Osvaldo; Mandolini, Luigi; DI STEFANO, Stefano. - In: JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0022-3263. - STAMPA. - 78:(2013), pp. 11508-11512. [10.1021/jo4020744]