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

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Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Early online date4 May 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2017


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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