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The Mn-oxo porphyrin (MnOP) mechanism for substrate hydroxylation is computationally studied with the aim to better understand reactivity in these systems. Theoretical studies suggest Mn(V)OP species to be very reactive intermediates with thermally accessible reaction barriers represented by low-spin/high-spin-crossover occurring in the Mn(V)OP oxidant, and kinetics for selected Mn(V)OP species indeed find high reactivity. On the other hand, MnOP complexes lead to modest yields in hydroxylation reactions of several different substrates, implying low rate constants and high reaction barriers. The resolution of this inconsistency is very important to understand the reactivity of Mn-oxo porphyrins and to improve the catalytic conditions. In this work we use the toluene hydroxylation by the Mn(V)OP(H2O)+ complex as a case study to gain deep insight into the reaction mechanism. Minimum energy crossing point …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
22 May 2019

Damiano Ricciarelli, Quan Manh Phung, Leonardo Belpassi, Jeremy N Harvey, Paola Belanzoni

Biblio References: 
Volume: 58 Issue: 11 Pages: 7345-7356
Inorganic chemistry