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Spectroelectrochemical investigation of Bu4N[Fe(CO)3(NO)]: identification of a reversible EC-mechanism

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Abstract

Bu4N[Fe(CO)3(NO)] displays unique catalytic properties in electron-transfer catalysis such as in allylic substitutions, hydrosilylation, transesterifications, or carbene transfer chemistry. Herein we present a detailed spectroelectrochemical investigation of this complex that unravels an interesting electrochemical–chemical transformation in which two parts of [Fe(CO)3(NO)] are oxidized and undergo a disproportionation in the presence of CO to [Fe(CO)5] and [Fe(CO)2(NO)2]. Upon re-reduction the former two complexes regenerate [Fe(CO)3(NO)] to about 85%.

Graphical abstract: Spectroelectrochemical investigation of Bu4N[Fe(CO)3(NO)]: identification of a reversible EC-mechanism

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2013, accepted on 30 Sep 2013 and first published on 01 Oct 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51998H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 883-887
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    Spectroelectrochemical investigation of Bu4N[Fe(CO)3(NO)]: identification of a reversible EC-mechanism

    F. Weisser, J. E. M. N. Klein, B. Sarkar and B. Plietker, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 883
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51998H

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