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J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137 (46), pp 14606–14609
Metal(H2O2) complexes have been implicated in kinetic and computational studies but have never been observed. Accordingly, H2O2 has been described as a very weak ligand. We report the first metal(H2O2) adduct, which is made possible by incorporating intramolecular hydrogen-bonding interactions with bound H2O2. This ZnII(H2O2) complex decays in solution by a second-order process that is slow enough to enable characterization of this species by X-ray crystallography. This report speaks to the intermediacy of metal(H2O2) adducts in chemistry and biology and opens the door to exploration of these species in oxidation catalysis.
Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.5b10450