Accessing the antipodal series in microbial arene oxidation: a novel diene rearrangement induced by tricarbonyliron(0) complexation

Monika Ali Khan, John P Lowe, Andrew L Johnson, A J W Stewart, Simon E Lewis

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A cyclohexadiene ligand prepared by microbial arene 1,2-dihydroxylation undergoes spontaneous rearrangement upon complexation to tricarbonyliron(0). Subsequent iron removal affords a novel route to formal arene 2,3-dihydroxylation products enantiomeric to those obtainable by direct microbial arene oxidation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date19 Aug 2010
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2011


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