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Electronic properties of 4,4 ',5,5 '-tetramethyl-2,2 '-biphosphinine (tmbp) in the redox series fac-[Mn(Br)(CO)(3)(tmbp)], [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](2), and [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](-): crystallographic, spectroelectrochemical, and DFT computational study

Hartl, F., Mahabiersing, T., Le Floch, P., Mathey, F., Ricard, L., Rosa, P. and Záliš, S. (2003) Electronic properties of 4,4 ',5,5 '-tetramethyl-2,2 '-biphosphinine (tmbp) in the redox series fac-[Mn(Br)(CO)(3)(tmbp)], [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](2), and [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](-): crystallographic, spectroelectrochemical, and DFT computational study. Inorganic Chemistry, 42 (14). pp. 4442-4455. ISSN 0020-1669

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Abstract/Summary

Stepwise electrochemical reduction of the complex fac-[Mn(Br)(CO)(3)(tmbp)] (tmbp = 4,4',5,5'-tetramethyl-2,2'-biphosphinine) produces the dimer [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](2) and the five-coordinate anion [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](-). All three members of the redox series have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystallographic data provide valuable insight into the localization of the added electrons on the (carbonyl)manganese and tmbp centers. In particular, the formulation of the two-electron-reduced anion as [Mn-0(CO)(3)(tmbp(-))](-) also agrees with the analysis of its IR nu(CO) wavenumbers and with the results of density functional theoretical (DFT) MO calculations on this compound. The strongly delocalized pi-bonding in the anion stabilizes its five-coordinate geometry and results in the appearance of several mixed Mn-to-tmbp charge-transfer/IL(tmbp) transitions in the near-UV-vis spectral region. A thorough voltammetric and UV-vis/IR spectroelectrochemical study of the reduction path provided evidence for a direct formation of [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](-) via a two-electron ECE mechanism involving the [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](.) radical transient. At ambient temperature [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](-) reacts rapidly with nonreduced fac-[Mn(Br)(CO)(3)(tmbp)] to produce [Mn(CO)(3)(tmbp)](2). Comparison with the analogous 2,2'-bipyridine complexes has revealed striking similarity in the bonding properties and reactivity, despite the stronger pi-acceptor character of the tmbp ligand.

Item Type:Article
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Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:17304
Publisher:ACS Publications

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