Ligand duality in Oxygen Atom Transfer

The dual nature of donor ligands is explored in Oxygen Atom Transfer (OAT) in this hot article by Adam Veige and co-workers.  In this study, donor ligands enhance the rate of OAT by hindering µ-O dimer formation; however, the addition of a too strongly coordinating ligand can actually prevent OAT by
making the transfer thermodynamically unfavorable.

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The influence of reversible trianionic pincer OCO3– µ-oxo CrIV dimer formation ([CrIV]2(µ-O)) and donor ligands in oxygen-atom-transfer (OAT)
Matthew E. O’Reilly, Trevor J. Del Castillo, Khalil A. Abboud and Adam S. Veige
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11104C

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