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Abstract ................................................................................................. 210 11.1 Introduction .................................................................................. 210 11.2 Structural Details and Spectroscopic Studies .............................. 211 11.3 Reactivity ..................................................................................... 222 11.4 Conclusions .................................................................................. 226 11.5 Acknowledgment ......................................................................... 226 Keywords .............................................................................................. 227 References ............................................................................................. 227

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This chapter considers aspects of structure and reactivity of peroxocomplexes of three transition metal ions with the d0 configuration (V(V), Mo(VI), and W(VI)). Their importance in both chemical and biological systems, such as industrial and enzymatic catalysis, will be discussed.