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Identification and spectroscopic characterization of nonheme iron(III) hypochlorite intermediates

Draksharapu, A., Angelone, D., Quesne, Matthew, Padameti, S..K., Gomez, L., Hague, R., Costas, M., Browne, W. and De Visser, S. P 2015. Identification and spectroscopic characterization of nonheme iron(III) hypochlorite intermediates. Angewandte Chemie -International Edition in English- 54 (14) , pp. 4357-4361. 10.1002/anie.201411995

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Abstract

FeIII–hypohalite complexes have been implicated in a wide range of important enzyme-catalyzed halogenation reactions including the biosynthesis of natural products and antibiotics and post-translational modification of proteins. The absence of spectroscopic data on such species precludes their identification. Herein, we report the generation and spectroscopic characterization of nonheme FeIII–hypohalite intermediates of possible relevance to iron halogenases. We show that FeIII-OCl polypyridylamine complexes can be sufficiently stable at room temperature to be characterized by UV/Vis absorption, resonance Raman and EPR spectroscopies, and cryo-ESIMS. DFT methods rationalize the pathways to the formation of the FeIII-OCl, and ultimately FeIV[DOUBLE BOND]O, species and provide indirect evidence for a short-lived FeII-OCl intermediate. The species observed and the pathways involved offer insight into and, importantly, a spectroscopic database for the investigation of iron halogenases.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1433-7851
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:58
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/88658

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