Issue 94, 2020

Ambiphilicity of a mononuclear cobalt(iii) superoxo complex


Addition of HOTf to a mixture of CoIII(BDPP)(O2˙) (1, H2BDPP = 2,6-bis((2-(S)-diphenylhydroxylmethyl-1-pyrrolidinyl)methyl)pyridine) and Cp*2Fe produced H2O2 in high yield implying formation of CoIII(BDPP)(OOH) (3), and reaction of Sc(OTf)3 with the same mixture gave a peroxo-bridged CoIII/ScIII5. These findings demonstrate the ambiphilic property of CoIII-superoxo 1.

Graphical abstract: Ambiphilicity of a mononuclear cobalt(iii) superoxo complex

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05 Aug 2020
15 Oct 2020
First published
15 Oct 2020
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Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 14821-14824

Ambiphilicity of a mononuclear cobalt(III) superoxo complex

T. Chen, P. Ho, C. Spyra, F. Meyer, E. Bill, S. Ye and W. Lee, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 14821 DOI: 10.1039/D0CC05337F

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