Several new cobalt(III) complexes incorporating 4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-2-(3- or 4-pyridyl)imidazolin-1-oxyl 3-oxide (NITnpy) (n = 3 or 4) or 4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-2-(3- or 4-pyridyl)-imidazolin-1-oxyl (IMnpy) have been prepared. The X-ray crystallographic analyses and the spectroscopic investigations have revealed that the nitronyl or imino nitroxides with the radical character are bound through the pyridyl-N atom to a CoIII center. There are some influences from the radical unpaired electron toward the CoIII complex moiety and those from the coordination of the CoIII ion toward the nature of these radicals which can be detected by 59Co NMR and UV/Vis spectroscopy. Such observed changes coincide with the proposed spin density on the N atom of the pyridyl substituent. Furthermore, it was found that trans-[Co-(acac)2(PPh3)(NIT4py)]+ in methanol was gradually converted into the corresponding IM4py complex, while free NIT4py is stable in methanol. The CoII species formed on the partial decomposition of the NIT4py complex in methanol seems to catalyze the deoxygenation of NIT4py to IM4py.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- NMR spectroscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry