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.
Lichtenberger, Dennis L.; Evans, Dennis H.; Swenson, Matthew T.; Zakai, Uzma I.; Mebi, Charles A.; Chen, Jinzhu; Okumura, Noriko; Glass, Richard S.; Hall, Gabriel B.; Nichol, Gary S.; and Ossowski, Stephanie E., "Redox Chemistry Of Noninnocent Quinones Annulated To 2Fe2S Cores" (2013). Faculty Publications - Physical Sciences . 18.