Generation of a RuII-semiquinone-anilino-radical complex through the deprotonation of a RuIII-semiquinone-anilido complex

Yuji Miyazato, Tohru Wada, James T. Muckerman, Etsuko Fujita, Koji Tanaka

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Calming the radicals: Aminyl radicals may one day be useful oxidation catalysts if their thermodynamic instability can be overcome, for example, through complexation with a metal. The semiquinone-anilino-radical and catechol-anilino-radical complexes 1 and 2 have now been prepared and the anilino-radical character of the tetradentate amine ligand proved by electron paramagentic resonance and resonance Raman spectroscopy, as well as DFT calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5728-5730
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Aug 3 2007



  • Anilino radicals
  • Dioxolene ligands
  • EPR spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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