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Coordination and structural properties of encumbering 6-mesityl-2-picolinate complexes

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Abstract

In an effort to enforce a sterically hindered environment in transition-metal and main-group 2-picolinate complexes, the synthesis of the encumbering derivative 6-mesityl-2-picolinate (Mespic) is presented. The coordination and structural properties of Mespic are demonstrated with a range of transition-metal and main-group fragments. The 6-position mesityl group of Mespic is shown to alter both the primary and secondary coordination spheres of metal centers relative to the ubiquitous and unencumbered parent 2-picolinate anion.

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2012, accepted on 16 Apr 2012 and first published on 17 Apr 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30585B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 8031-8038
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    Coordination and structural properties of encumbering 6-mesityl-2-picolinate complexes

    P. W. Smith, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold and J. S. Figueroa, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 8031
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30585B

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