Electrochemical properties of [MnIII(terpy)(N3)3] (terpy = 2,2′: 6′,2″-terpyridine) in CH3CN electrogeneration of dimanganese(II) di-μ-azido and dimanganese(IV) di-μ-oxo complexes

C. Baffert, H. Chen, R. H. Crabtree, Gary W Brudvig, M. N. Collomb

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The electrochemical behavior of [MnIII(terpy)(N3)3] (1) (terpy = 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine), a structural model of the azide complex of the manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), has been investigated in acetonitrile (CH3CN) solution. In CH3CN containing either 0.1 M tetra-n-butylammonium perchlorate (Bu4NClO4) or tetraethylammonium trifluoroacetate (Et4NCF3CO2) as supporting electrolytes, the cyclic voltammogram of 1 exhibits one quasi-reversible reduction wave at E1/2 = - 0.170 V versus Ag

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-105
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2001



  • Azide
  • Bridging ligands
  • Complex
  • Manganese
  • Molecular electrochemistry
  • Oxo-bridged complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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