Synthesis of organometallic pincer-supported cobalt(II) complexes

Tanya M. Townsend, Wesley H. Bernskoetter, Gary W. Brudvig, Nilay Hazari, Hannah M.C. Lant, Brandon Q. Mercado

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The synthesis and characterization of the new pincer-supported CoII organometallic complexes (iPrPNP)CoII(Me) and (iPrPNP)CoII(Ph) (iPrPNP = N{CH2CH2(P(iPr)2)}2 ) is reported. These complexes were prepared through the treatment of (iPrPNP)CoII(Cl) with MeMgCl or PhMgBr, respectively. Additionally, the κ2-BH4 species (iPrPNP)CoII2-BH4) was synthesized through the reaction of (iPrPNP)CoII(Cl) with nBu4NBH4. The related CoI complex (iPrPNP)CoI(2,6-xylyl isonitrile) was prepared through the reaction of the known complex (iPrPNP)CoI(N2) with 2,6-xylyl isonitrile. The stoichiometric and catalytic activity of the new CoI and CoII complexes with CO2 and formic acid was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114308
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2020


  • Alkyl ligands
  • Aryl ligands
  • Cobalt complexes
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Pincer ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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