Cobalt complexes with redox-active anthraquinone-type ligands

Shiga, Takuya, Kumamaru, Rina, Newton, Graham N. and Oshio, Hiroki (2018) Cobalt complexes with redox-active anthraquinone-type ligands. Dalton Transactions, 47 (23). pp. 7804-7811. ISSN 1477-9234

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Three anthraquinone-type multidentate ligands, HL1-3 (HL = 2-R-1H-anthra[1,2-d]imidazole6,11-dione, HL1; R = (2-pyridyl), HL2; R = (4,6-dimethyl-2-pyridyl), HL3; R = (6-methoxy-2pyridyl)), were prepared, and their complexation behaviour were investigated. Three bis-chelate cobalt complexes with the formula [CoII(L1-3)2].n(solv.) (1, 2, and 3 for HL1, HL2, and HL3, respectively), in which the ligands adopted tridentate binding modes, were synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray analyses. Electrochemical studies of 1-3 in CH2Cl2 reveal three reversible redox waves, assigned to ligand and cobalt-centred processes. Further complexes were obtained in which HL1 adopted a bidentate binding mode, stabilising the mono-chelate [CoII(HL1)(NO3)2(DMF)2] (4) species and tris-chelate [CoIII(L1)3] (5) complex in which the cobalt ion was in its 3+ state. The electrochemical properties of complex 5 were investigated in DMF, and the Co(II)/Co(III) redox couple was found to have negatively shifted compared to that of complex 1, while the ligand-based processes became irreversible. Tridentate chelation is found to stabilise the anthraquinone ligands and unlocks their redox multi-stability.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Smith, Ruth
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 10:46
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