High- and Low-Valent tris-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Iron Complexes

A Study of Molecular and Electronic Structure

  • Carola S. Vogel

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book


Carola Vogel’s PhD thesis focuses on the synthesis, and structural and spectroscopic characterization of the first high valent iron nitride complexes. In her interdisciplinary and collaborative research Carola also describes the reactivity studies of a unique iron (V) nitride complex with water. These studies show that quantitative yields of ammonia are given at ambient conditions. High valent iron nitride and oxo species have been proposed as key intermediates in many bio-catalytic transformations, but until now these species have proven exceedingly challenging to isolate and study. Iron complexes in high oxidation states can thus serve as models for iron-containing enzymes to help us understand biological systems or aid our development of more efficient industrial catalysts.


Carbene Ligands Crystal Structure Determination High Valent Iron Iron (V) nitride Iron Nitrides Mößbauer Spectroscopy Spin Crossover

Authors and affiliations

  • Carola S. Vogel
    • 1
  1. 1.Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Chemistry and PharmacyFriedrich-Alexander-UniversityErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27253-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27254-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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