Hydrogen-bonded networks from η5-semiquinone complexes of manganese tricarbonyl

Moonhyun Oh, Jeffrey A. Reingold, Gene B. Carpenter, Dwight A. Sweigart

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The cationic manganese tricarbonyl complexes containing η6 -2-methylhydroquinone (2a), η6-2,3-dimethylhydroquinone (3a), η6-2-t-butylhydroquinone (4a), η 6-tetramethylhydroquinone (5a) and η6-4, 4′-biphenol (6a) are readily deprotonated to the corresponding neutral (η5-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3 (2b-6b) and anionic (η4-quinone)Mn(CO)3- (2c-5c) complexes. The X-ray structures of 2b-6b feature strong intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions that result in the formation of supramolecular organometallic networks. Significantly, the substitution pattern at the semiquinone ring affects the stereochemistry of the hydrogen bonding interactions. NMR spectra of 2b, 3b and 5b reveal dynamic hydrogen bonding in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1

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Acknowledgment is made to the donors of The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for support of this research.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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