Pentacoordinate cobalt(III) thiolate and nitrosyl tropocoronand compounds.

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Reaction of [Co(TC-n,m)]+ with (Me4N)(SC6F5), where (TC-n,m) is a tropocoronand with n and m linker chain methylene groups, yielded the thiolate complexes [Co(SC6F5)(TC-3,3)] (1a), and [Co(SC6F5)(TC-4,4)] (2a), which were structurally characterized. Use of more electron-releasing thiolates afforded the [Co(TC-n,m)] reduction product and the corresponding disulfide. The bent nitrosyl complexes [Co(NO)(TC-3,3)] (1b) and [Co(NO)(TC-4,4)] (2b) were synthesized from [Co(TC-n,m)] and NO and their structures were also determined. Compounds 1a and 1b have square-pyramidal geometry like all other structurally characterized [MX(TC-3,3)] complexes. Compounds 2a and 2b have trigonal-bipyramidal stereochemistry, formerly rare for Co(III). Although 1a, 1b, and 2a are paramagnetic, 2b is diamagnetic due to the strong antibonding pi-interaction between the metal and NO pi* orbitals. In the presence of excess NO, [Co(TC-4,4)] exhibited novel reactivity in which a putative Co(N2) adduct formed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Franz, KJ; Doerrer, LH; Spingler, B; Lippard, SJ

Published Date

  • July 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 15

Start / End Page

  • 3774 - 3780

PubMed ID

  • 11442376

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-510X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-1669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ic010181l


  • eng