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Coordination chemistry

Lifting iron higher and higher

Biological and synthetic catalysts often utilize iron in high oxidation states (+IV and greater) to perform challenging molecular transformations. A coordination complex featuring an Fe(VII) ion has now been synthesized through sequential oxidations of nonheme iron–nitrido precursors.

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Fig. 1: Structure and preparation of high-valent iron(VI, VII)–nitrido complexes.


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Fiedler, A.T., Devkota, L. Lifting iron higher and higher. Nat. Chem. 16, 481–482 (2024).

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