The Ferraquinone-Ferrahydroquinone Couple: Combining Quinonic and Metal-Based Reactivity

Alexander Dauth, Urs Gellrich, Yael Diskin-Posner, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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A ferraquinone-ferrahydroquinone organometallic redox couple was prepared and characterized. Intricate cooperativity of the metal was observed with different positions on the ligand. This allowed cooperative activation of small molecules like molecular hydrogen, oxygen, and bromine. Likewise, dehydrogenation of alcohols was achieved through 1,6 metal-ligand cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2799-2807
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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