The Fe(II)- and α-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases catalyze hydroxylation reactions of considerable biomedical and environmental significance. Recently, the first oxidized iron intermediate in the reaction of a member of this family, taurine:α-ketoglutarate dioxygenase (TauD), was detected and shown to be a high-spin Fe(IV) complex. In this study we have used X-ray absorption spectroscopy to demonstrate the presence of a short (1.62 Å) interaction between the iron and one of its ligands in the Fe(IV) intermediate but not in the Fe(II) starting complex. The detection of this interaction strongly corroborates the hypothesis that the intermediate contains an Fe=O structural motif.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry