The synthesis and characterization of the octahedral CoIII complex of a pyrrolopyrrolizine derivative formed with dicyanovinylene-bis-(meso-aryl)dipyrrin†
A low spin state and diamagnetic CoIII complex 1 possessing pyrrolopyrrolizine ligands formed with dicyanovinylene-bis-(meso-aryl)dipyrrin was synthesized via the thermally activated metalation with CoCl2 and isolated via column chromatography. The nuclear magnetic resonance of complex 1 revealed diamagnetism, thereby confirming the structure of the octahedral CoIII-complex of strong-field ligands. The resulting molecular structure of 1 was elucidated by the X-ray diffraction analysis. An arrangement of two pyrrolizine-ligands for the metal chelation was found in the AB–BA order, which was distinct from the case observed during the formation of bis-NiII-expanded porphyrinoids.