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Tuning electronic structure through halide modulation of mesoionic carbene cobalt complexes

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Abstract

The first examples of Co(II) mesoionic carbene complexes (CoX2DippMIC2; X = Cl, Br, I) demonstrate a new electronic perturbation on tetrahedral Co(II) complexes. Using absorption spectroscopy and magnetometry, the consequences of the MIC's strong σ-donating/minimal π-accepting nature are analyzed and shown to be further tunable by the nature of the coordinated halide.

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Submitted
03 Dec 2019
Accepted
06 Feb 2020
First published
07 Feb 2020

Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

Tuning electronic structure through halide modulation of mesoionic carbene cobalt complexes

A. J. Mantanona, D. R. Tolentino, K. S. Cay, M. Gembicky, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand and J. D. Rinehart, Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04624K

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