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Issue 9, 2019
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Isolation of a stable pyridine radical anion

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Reduction of 2,6-bis(diazaboryl)pyridine with KC8 gives a room-temperature-stable yellow colored solution containing the corresponding radical anion. The radical was characterized by single crystal XRD, EPR spectroscopy, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and electrochemically, supported by theoretical calculations. The negative charge and spin density are mainly distributed over the atoms of the pyridine ring, making this the first isolated pyridine radical anion as its potassium salt.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of a stable pyridine radical anion

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2018, accepted on 07 Jan 2019 and first published on 08 Jan 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09700C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 1322-1325

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    Isolation of a stable pyridine radical anion

    J. Schröder, D. Himmel, D. Kratzert, V. Radtke, S. Richert, S. Weber and T. Böttcher, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 1322
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09700C

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