Redox Chemistry of Noninnocent Quinones Annulated To 2Fe2S Cores
Noninnocent ligands that are electronically coupled to active catalytic sites can influence the redox behavior of the catalysts. A series of (Î¼-dithiolato)Fe2(CO)6 complexes, in which the sulfur atoms of the Î¼-dithiolato ligand are bridged by 5-substituted (Me, OMe, Cl, t-Bu)-1,4-benzoquinones, 1,4-naphthoquinone, or 1,4-anthraquinone, have been synthesized and characterized. In addition, the bis-phosphine complex derived from the 1,4-naphthoquinone-bridged complex has also been prepared and characterized. Cyclic voltammetry of these complexes shows two reversible one-electron reductions at potentials 0.2 to 0.5 V less negative than their corresponding parent quinones. In the presence of acetic acid two-electron reductions of the complexes result in conversion of the quinones to hydroquinone moieties. EPR spectroscopic and computational studies of the one-electron-reduced complexes show electron delocalization from the semiquinones to the 2Fe2S moieties, thereby revealing the \" noninnocent\" behavior of these ligands with these catalysts. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Hall, Gabriel B.; Chen, Jinzhu; Mebi, Charles A.; Okumura, Noriko; Swenson, Matthew T.; Ossowski, Stephanie E.; Zakai, Uzma I.; Nichol, Gary S.; Lichtenberger, Dennis L.; Evans, Dennis H.; and Glass, Richard S., "Redox Chemistry of Noninnocent Quinones Annulated To 2Fe2S Cores" (2013). Faculty Publications - Physical Sciences. 18.