Unprecedented inequivalent metal coordination environments in a mixed-ligand dicobalt complex

Cioncoloni, G., Sproules, S. , Wilson, C. and Symes, M. D. (2017) Unprecedented inequivalent metal coordination environments in a mixed-ligand dicobalt complex. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017(31), pp. 3707-3713. (doi: 10.1002/ejic.201700803)

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Bimetallic complexes of the transition metals containing mixed diimine and dithiolate ligands are of fundamental interest on account of their intriguing electronic properties. Almost always, such complexes are isolated as species in which both the metal centers are in identical coordination environments - this means that the two metals often have identical redox properties. In contrast, mixed-diimine/dithiolate bimetallic complexes of the first row transition metals where the two metals are in dissimilar coordination environments are exceedingly rare, and are only known for nickel. Herein, we report the first ever example of a mixed-diimine/dithiolate dicobalt complex where the two cobalt centers are in different coordination environments. The synthesis of this compound is straightforward, and produces a complex in which the two cobalt centers display very different redox properties.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sproules, Dr Stephen and Cioncoloni, Giacomo and Wilson, Dr Claire and Symes, Professor Mark
Authors: Cioncoloni, G., Sproules, S., Wilson, C., and Symes, M. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1099-0682
Published Online:07 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2017(31):3707-3713
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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