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Triggering Redox Activity in a Thiophene Compound: Radical Stabilization and Coordination Chemistry

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201703576/abstract;jsessionid=8A7CE11362438EE597A9A6E51FBB50AC.f04t01
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Early online date4 May 2017
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StateE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2017

Abstract

The synthesis, metalation, and redox properties of an acyclic bis(iminothienyl)methene L− are presented. This π-conjugated anion displays pronounced redox activity, undergoing facile one-electron oxidation to the acyclic, metal-free, neutral radical L* on reaction with FeBr2. In contrast, reaction of L− with CuI forms the unique, neutral Cu2I2(L*) complex of a ligand-centered radical, whereas reaction with the stronger oxidant AgBF4 forms the metal-free radical dication L*2+.

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  • Redox-active di(heteroaryl)methenes as ligands for electron transfer reactions

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