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Title: HAA by the first {Mn( iii )OH} complex with all O-donor ligands
There is considerable interest in MnOH x moieties, particularly in the stepwise changes in those O–H bonds in tandem with Mn oxidation state changes. The reactivity of aquo-derived ligands, {MOH x }, is also heavily influenced by the electronic character of the other ligands. Despite the prevalence of oxygen coordination in biological systems, preparation of mononuclear Mn complexes of this type with all O-donors is rare. Herein, we report several Mn complexes with perfluoropinacolate (pin F ) 2− including the first example of a crystallographically characterized mononuclear {Mn( iii )OH} with all O-donors, K 2 [Mn(OH)(pin F ) 2 ], 3. Complex 3 is prepared via deprotonation of K[Mn(OH 2 )(pin F ) 2 ], 1, the p K a of which is estimated to be 18.3 ± 0.3. Cyclic voltammetry reveals quasi-reversible redox behavior for both 1 and 3 with an unusually large Δ E p , assigned to the Mn( iii / ii ) couple. Using the Bordwell method, the bond dissociation free energy (BDFE) of the O–H bond in {Mn( ii )–OH 2 } is estimated to be 67–70 kcal mol −1 . Complex 3 abstracts H-atoms from 1,2-diphenylhydrazine, 2,4,6-TTBP, and TEMPOH, the latter of which supports a PCET mechanism. Under basic conditions in air, the synthesis of 1 results in K 2 [Mn(OAc)(pin F ) 2 ], 2, proposed to result from the oxidation of Et 2 O to EtOAc by a reactive Mn species, followed by ester hydrolysis. Complex 3 alone does not react with Et 2 O, but addition of O 2 at low temperature effects the formation of a new chromophore proposed to be a Mn( iv ) species. The related complexes K(18C6)[Mn( iii )(pin F ) 2 ], 4, and (Me 4 N) 2 [Mn( ii )(pin F ) 2 ], 5, have also been prepared and their properties discussed in relation to complexes 1–3.  more » « less
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2102532
NSF-PAR ID:
10434296
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Chemical Science
ISSN:
2041-6520
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Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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