An exceptionally active nonheme iron catalyst employs H2O2 as an oxidant for the stereospecific hydroxylation of alkanes (see scheme). The iron site is located in a chemically robust cavity made up by the ligands.
Stereospecific C-H oxidation with H2O2 catalyzed by a chemically robust site-isolated iron catalyst
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 5720-5723.