Binuclear iron(III) octakis(perfluorophenyl)tetraazaporphyrin μ-oxodimer: A highly efficient catalyst for biomimetic oxygenation reactions

Mekhman S. Yusubov, Cumali Celik, Margarita R. Geraskina, Akira Yoshimura, Viktor Vladimirovich Zhdankin, Victor N. Nemykin

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Binuclear iron(III) octakis(perfluorophenyl)tetraazaporphyrin μ-oxodimer complex was prepared by the reaction of bis(perfluorophenyl)maleonitrile and Fe(CO)5and tested in catalytic oxygenation reactions of several hydrocarbons in comparison with the analogous non-fluorinated phthalocyanine complexes. Results of the study demonstrate that this complex is a highly efficient catalyst for the oxygenation of anthracene, 2-tert-butylanthracene, naphthalene, 2-methylnaphthalene, phenanthrene, adamantane, and toluene using iodosylbenzene, oligomeric iodosylbenzene sulfate, or Oxone as stoichiometric oxidants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5687-5690
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014



  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Oxygenation
  • Phthalocyanines
  • Tetraazaporphyrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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