We have carried out a series of density functional theory (DFT) calculations to predict the 57Fe Mössbauer quadrupole splittings (ΔEQ) and isomer shifts (δFe) for an Fe(IV)=O model compound ([Fe(O)(TMC)(NCCH3)](OTf)2, TMC = 1,4,8,11-tetramethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane, OTf = CF3SO3-) as well as a cytochrome P450 reaction intermediate (P450-RI). The DFT predictions on the model compound are in almost exact agreement with experiment. The same DFT methods did not enable the prediction of the experimental ΔEQ results for P450-RI when using the experimental protein crystal structure and seven different spin/charge/protonation state combinations, but did permit good predictions of both ΔEQ and δFe when using a geometry optimized structure having a porphyrin dianion, a protonated cysteine, and S = 1 (the same as that found from previous ESR studies).
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry