Posted by naturalproductman on June 27, 2009
Miquel Costas and Xavi Ribas et al at the Universitat de Girona in Spain has recently published in ACIEE on a iron-catalyzed (1 mol%) aliphatic C-H oxidation of alkanes using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant. What’s notable is that these Fe catalyzed oxidations can be found in nature (ie: cytochrome P450’s) and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were originally inspired to use iron because of iron’s occurence in nature.
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