Rhenium Aerobic Alcohol Oxidations

Our latest research on rhenium-catalyzed aerobic alcohol oxidations is published on European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry Early View. It builds on our previous studies of dioxygen homolysis by five-coordinate oxorhenium(V) complexes with redox-active ligands by using the resulting dioxorhenim(VII) products for oxidations of benzylic alcohols. Cameron Lippert and Korbinian Riener collaborated on a study of the rhenium(VII) alcohol oxidation mechanism, which revealed the net PCET process has a surprising catalytic dependence on rhenium(V). Check it out.

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