화학공학소재연구정보센터
Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.57, No.19, 12364-12375, 2018
Effect of Monoelectronic Oxidation of an Unsymmetrical Phenoxido-Hydroxido Bridged Dicopper(II) Complex
A (mu-hydroxido, mu-phenoxido)(CuCuII)-Cu-II complex 1 has been synthesized using an unsymmetrical ligand bearing an N,N-bis(2-pyridyl)methylamine (BPA) moiety coordinating one copper and a dianionic bis-amide moiety coordinating the other copper(II) ion. Electrochemical mono-oxidation of the complex in DMF occurs reversibly at 213 K at E-1/2 = 0.12 V vs Fc(+)/Fc through a metal-centered process. The resulting species (complex 1(+)) is only stable at low temperature and has been spectroscopically characterized by UV-vis-NIR cryo-spectroelectrochemical and EPR methods. DFT and TD-DFT calculations, consistent with experimental data, support the formation of a (CuCuIII)-Cu-II phenoxido-hydroxido complex. Low-temperature chemical oxidation of 1 by NOSbF6 yields a tetranuclear complex 2(SbF6)(NO2) which displays two binuclear cu(II)cu(II) subunits. The X-ray crystal structure of 2(SbF6)(NO2) evidences that the nitrogen of the terminal amide group is protonated and the coordination of the amide occurs via the O atom. The bis-amide moiety appears to be a non-innocent proton acceptor along the redox process. Alternatively, protonation of complex 1 leads to the complex 2(ClO4)(2), as evidenced by X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry, and H-1 NMR.