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  1. Proton-switchable access to seven-coordinate ONNO dicarboxamide and NNNN dicarboxamidate rhenium oxo complexes provides a platform for understanding thermodynamics and bonding in pentagonal bipyramidal complexes. 
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  3. When irradiated with blue light in the presence of a Lewis base (L), [CpW(CO) 3 ] 2 undergoes metal–metal bond cleavage followed by a disproportionation reaction to form [CpW(CO) 3 L] + and [CpW(CO) 3 ] − . Here, we show that in the presence of pyridinium tetrafluoroborate, [CpW(CO) 3 ] − reacts further to form a metal hydride complex CpW(CO) 3 H. The rection was monitored through in situ photo 1 H NMR spectroscopy experiments and the mechanism of light-driven hydride formation was investigated by determining quantum yields of formation. Quantum yields of formation of CpW(CO) 3 H correlate with I −1/2 (I = photon flux on our sample tube), indicating that the net disproportionation of [CpW(CO) 3 ] 2 to form the hydride precursor [CpW(CO) 3 ] − occurs primarily through a radical chain mechanism. 
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  5. Abstract

    Reduction of the cobalt(II) chloride complex, Ph2B(tBuIm)2Co(THF)Cl (1) in the presence oftBuN≡C affords the diamagnetic, square planar cobalt(I) complex Ph2B(tBuIm)2Co(C≡NtBu)2(2). This is a rare example of a 16‐electron cobalt(I) complex that is structurally related to square planar noble metal complexes. Accordingly, the electronic structure of2, as calculated by DFT, reveals that the HOMO is largely dz2in character. Complex2is readily oxidized to its cobalt(II) congener [Ph2B(tBuIm)2Co(C=NtBu)2]BPh4(3‐BPh4), whose EPR spectral parameters are characteristic of low‐spin d7with an unpaired electron in an orbital of dz2parentage. This is also consistent with the results of DFT calculations. Despite its 16‐electron configuration and the dz2parentage of the HOMO, the only tractable reactions of2involve one electron oxidation to afford3.

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