Trivalent iron and ruthenium complexes with a redox noninnocent (2-mercaptophenylimino)-methyl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenolate(2-) ligand

Roy, N., Sproules, S. , Weyhermüller, T. and Wieghardt, K. (2009) Trivalent iron and ruthenium complexes with a redox noninnocent (2-mercaptophenylimino)-methyl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenolate(2-) ligand. Inorganic Chemistry, 48(8), pp. 3783-3791. (doi: 10.1021/ic8023716)

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The Schiff base ligand 2-((E)-(2-mercaptophenylimino)-methyl)-4,6-di-tert-butyl-phenolato(2-), L2−, is demonstrated to be a versatile, redox active ligand with the isolation of monomeric [FeIII(L−L)Br]0, 1, where (L−L)2− is a sulfide-bridged ligand dimer, and dimeric [RuIII2(L)2Cl2(NCCH3)2]0, 2. The latter can be twice one-electron oxidized to afford phenoxyl radical complexes [RuIII2(L•)(L)Cl2(NCCH3)2]+, [2]+, and [RuIII2(L•)2Cl2(NCCH3)2]2+, [2]2+, as shown by UV−vis and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies and broken symmetry DFT calculations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sproules, Dr Stephen
Authors: Roy, N., Sproules, S., Weyhermüller, T., and Wieghardt, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Inorganic Chemistry
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1520-510X

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