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The synthesis and structure of [Zn(TEMPO)2]2 and [Zn(μ-H)(μ211-TEMPO)]6

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The commercially available radical TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yloxy) reacts with [ZnCp*2] (1) to yield the homoleptic compound [Zn(TEMPO)2]2 (2) through coupling of two Cp* radicals. Compound 1 reacts with H2 to afford the hydride complex [Zn(μ-H)(μ2-η1-η1-TEMPO)]6 (3) featuring a planar Zn6H6 ring in the solid state. Preliminary data suggest that the formation of 3 proceeds via a radical mechanism.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis and structure of [Zn(TEMPO)2]2 and [Zn(μ-H)(μ2-η1:η1-TEMPO)]6

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01 May 2014
04 Jun 2014
First published
04 Jun 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8395-8397
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The synthesis and structure of [Zn(TEMPO)2]2 and [Zn(μ-H)(μ211-TEMPO)]6

P. Jochmann and D. W. Stephan, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8395
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03256J

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