Unique dependence on the nature of metal salt and reaction conditions for coordination assembly reactions of varying architecture and nuclearity have been identified in V-shaped [Co3L4] and planar disc-like [Co7L6] compounds: [CoII3L2(μ-L)2(μ-OH2)2(CF3CO2)2] (1) and [CoII7(μ-L)6(μ-OMe)6]Cl2 (2) (HL = 2-(3-ethoxypropylimino)methyl-6-methoxyphenol). At room temperature varying reaction conditions, cobalt-ligand ratios and use of different bases allowed unique types of coordination self-assembly. The synthetic marvel lies in the nature of aggregation with respect to the two unrelated cores in 1 and 2. Complex 1 assumes a V-shaped arrangement bound to L-, water and a trifluoroacetate anion, while 2 grows around a central CoII ion surrounded by a CoII6 hexagon bound to methoxide and L-. Magnetic measurements revealed that the intermetallic interactions are antiferromagnetic in nature in the case of complex 1 and ferromagnetic in the case of 2 involving high spin cobalt(ii) ions with stabilization of the high-spin ground state in the latter case. In MeCN solutions complexes 1 and 2 showed catalytic oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol (3,5-DTBCH2) to 3,5-di-tert-butylbenzoquinone (3,5-DTBQ) in air. The kinetic study in MeCN revealed that with respect to the catalytic turnover number (kcat) 2 is more effective than 1 for oxidation of 3,5-DTBCH2.
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|Titolo:||Competitive coordination aggregation for V-shaped [Co3] and disc-like [Co7] complexes: Synthesis, magnetic properties and catechol oxidase activity|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|