Formal loss of an H radical by a cobalt complex via metal–ligand cooperation

Eugene Khaskin, Yael Diskin-Posner, Lev Weiner, Gregory Leitus, David Milstein

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A (PNP)Co(i)methyl diamagnetic complex formally loses an H atom from the pincer ligand, exhibiting a long-range metal–ligand cooperation in what may be considered as an unusual example of “C–H cleavage”. Spectroscopic data indicate that the product is a neutral Co(i) complex with a radical delocalized in the ligand backbone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2771-2773
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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