Syntheses, redox and UV-Vis spectroelectrochemical properties of mono- and dinuclear tris(pyrazolyl)borato-oxomolybdenum(IV) complexes with pyridine ligands

Mohammad Kassim, Rowena L. Paul, John C. Jeffery, Jon A. McCleverty, Michael D. Ward

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Reaction of [MoVI(TpMe,Me)(O)2Cl] with a variety of pyridine-based ligands [pyridine (py), 4,4′-bipyridine (bpy), 4-phenylpyridine (phpy) and 1,2′-bis(4-pyridyl)ethene (bpe)] in toluene in the presence of Ph3P affords the mononuclear oxo-Mo(IV) complexes [Mo(TpMe,Me)(O)Cl(L)] (L=py, phpy or monodentate bpy; abbreviated as Mo(py), Mo(phpy) and Mo(bpy), respectively) and the dinuclear complexes [{Mo(TpMe,Me)(O)Cl}2(μ-L)] (L=bpy, bpe; abbreviated as Mo2(bpy), Mo2(bpe), respectively). The complex Mo2(bpy), together with the by-product [{Mo(TpMe,Me)(O)Cl}2(μ-O)], have been crystallographically characterised. Electrochemical studies on the oxo-Mo(IV) complexes reveal the presence of reversible Mo(IV)/Mo(V) couples at around -0.3 V versus ferrocene/ferrocenium in every case. For the dinuclear complexes Mo2(bpy) and Mo2(bpe) these redox processes are coincident, indicating that they are largely metal-centred and not significantly delocalised across the bridging ligand. In contrast, Mo2(bpe) alone shows two reversible reductions, separated by 320 mV; these could be described as ligand-centred reductions of the bpe bridge, or as Mo(IV)/Mo(III) couples which - because of their separation - are substantially delocalised onto the bridging ligand. UV-Vis spectroelectrochemical studies using an OTTLE cell at 243 K revealed that oxidation of the complexes results in spectral changes (collapse of the Mo(IV) d-d transitions, loss in intensity of the Mo→pyridine MLCT transition) consistent with the formation of a Mo(V) state following metal-centred oxidation, but that one-electron reduction of Mo2(bpe) results in appearance of numerous intense transitions more characteristic of a ligand radical following ligand-centred reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-168
Number of pages9
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume327
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • (Pyrazolyl)borato complexes
  • Crystal structures
  • Molybdenum complexes
  • Oxo complexes
  • Spectroelectrochemistry

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  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Syntheses, redox and UV-Vis spectroelectrochemical properties of mono- and dinuclear tris(pyrazolyl)borato-oxomolybdenum(IV) complexes with pyridine ligands. / Kassim, Mohammad; Paul, Rowena L.; Jeffery, John C.; McCleverty, Jon A.; Ward, Michael D.

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Vol. 327, No. 1, 10.01.2002, p. 160-168.

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