NHC Versus Pyridine: How “Teeth” Change the Redox Behavior of Iron(II) Complexes
AuthorsWeiss, Daniel T.
Anneser, Markus R.
Kühn, Fritz E.
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
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AbstractA series of octahedral iron(II) complexes with tetradentate NHC/pyridine hybrid ligands containing up to three pyridyl units was designed to study the influence of NHC and pyridine donors on the electronic structure of the metal center. Structural analysis of the iron complexes by NMR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals different coordination modes of the ligand depending on the linkage of the different donor moieties. The oxidation potentials of all complexes correlate linearly with the number of NHC moieties coordinated to iron, as shown by cyclic voltammetry. The influence, although minor, of structural properties on the oxidation potential and (in one case) the influence of the oxidation state of the coordination geometry of the hybrid ligand are also demonstrated.
CitationWeiss DT, Anneser MR, Haslinger S, Pöthig A, Cokoja M, et al. (2015) NHC Versus Pyridine: How “Teeth” Change the Redox Behavior of Iron(II) Complexes. Organometallics 34: 5155–5166. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00732.
SponsorsD.T.W. and S.H. gratefully acknowledge support from the TUM Graduate School.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)