McQuilken and Goldberg discuss the synthesis, structure and reactivity of non-heme iron(II/III)-thiolate model complexes that are known to react with O2 to give sulfur oxygenates in this hot Perspective. Comprehension of the pathways involved in sulfur oxygenation will aid research towards catalytic applications involving metal-mediated O2 oxidations as well as developing understanding surrounding nonheme iron enzymes, many of which are vital of important biochemical pathways.
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Sulfur oxygenation in biomimetic non-heme iron–thiolate complexes
Alison C. McQuilken and David P. Goldberg
Dalton Trans., 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30806A, Perspective
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