The mononuclear complex, Fe III(O-bs)(salen) (salenH 2 = 1,6-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)-2,5-diaza-hexa-1,5-diene; O-bsH = O-benzoylsalicylic acid) was synthesized as synthetic enzyme-depside complex, and characterized by spectroscopic methods and X-ray crystal analysis. The dioxygenation of flavonol (flaH) and 3-hydroxy-4-quinolone (quinH 2) derivatives in the presence of catalytic amounts of Fe III(O-bs)(salen) results in the oxidative cleavage of the heterocyclic ring to give the corresponding O-benzoylsalicylic and anthranilic acid derivatives with concomitant release of carbon monoxide. These reactions can be regarded as biomimetic functional models with relevance to the iron-containing flavonol and the cofactor-independent 3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone 2,4-dioxygenases.
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- Inorganic Chemistry