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Title: Bioinspired mononuclear Mn complexes for O 2 activation and biologically relevant reactions
A general interest in harnessing the oxidizing power of dioxygen (O 2 ) continues to motivate research efforts on bioinspired and biomimetic complexes to better understand how metalloenzymes mediate these reactions. The ubiquity of Fe- and Cu-based enzymes attracts significant attention and has resulted in many noteworthy developments for abiotic systems interested in direct O 2 reduction and small molecule activation. However, despite the existence of Mn-based metalloenzymes with important O 2 -dependent activity, there has been comparatively less focus on the development of these analogues relative to Fe- and Cu-systems. In this Perspective , we summarize important contributions to the development of bioinspired mononuclear Mn complexes for O 2 activation and studies on their reactivity, emphasizing important design parameters in the primary and secondary coordination spheres and outlining mechanistic trends.
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