The chloroiron corrolates of 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octamethyl- and 7,13-dimethyl-2,3,8,12,17,18-hexaethylcorrole ([(Me8C)FeCl] and [(7,13-Me2Et6C)FeCl], respectively) and their bisimidazole complexes have been investigated by NMR spectroscopy as a function of temperature, and by EPR spectroscopy at 4.2 K. Magnetic susceptibilities were measured by the modified Evans method. It is found that the electron configuration of the chloroiron corrolates is that of a S = 3/2 Fe(III) center coupled to a corrolate ¤Ç radical, where one electron has been removed from the ¤Ç system of the corrolate. This ¤Ç radical is antiferromagnetically coupled to the unpaired electrons of the iron to yield an overall S = 1 complex, as evidenced by the very large positive shifts of the meso-H resonances (183 and 172 ppm). That this antiferromagnetic coupling is very strong is supported by the near-Curie behavior of the 1H chemical shifts. For the chloroiron corrolates in the presence of imidazole, imidazole-d4, and N-methylimidazole at temperatures of -50 ┬░C and below, the mono- and bisligand complexes are formed. The NMR spectra can be assigned on the basis of chemical exchange between the chloroiron(III) parent complex and the bisligand complex at -30 ┬░C, and between the bisligand complex and the monoligand complex at -50 ┬░C. The bisimidazole complexes show pyrrole CH2 and CH3 resonances characteristic of low-spin Fe(III) centers (S = 1/2), but with strongly upfield-shifted meso-H resonances (╬┤ values of -95 and -82.5 ppm for the octamethyl complex and -188 and -161 ppm for the dimethylhexaethyl complex at 203 K) characteristic of the presence of a macrocycle-centered unpaired electron. The magnetic moments of these bisligand complexes are somewhat lower than expected for overall S = 1 systems, and decrease as the temperature is lowered. The lower apparent magnetic moments (2.01.8 ╬╝(B) between -50 and -90 ┬░C) are believed to be caused by a combination of weak or no magnetic coupling between the metal and macrocycle electrons and decreasing solubility of the complex as the temperature is lowered. The non-Curie behavior of the 1H chemical shifts observed in the low-temperature (-50 to -90 ┬░C) NMR spectra likely arises from a combination of the effects of weak antiferromagnetic coupling of metal and macrocycle spins, a low-lying electronic excited state, and ligand binding/loss equilibria at the highest temperatures studied (-50 ┬░C).
Cai, S., Ann Walker, F., & Licoccia, S. (2000). NMR and EPR investigations of iron corrolates: Iron(III) corrolate ¤Ç cation radicals or iron(IV) corrolates?. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 39(16), 3466-3478 [10.1021/ic990784l].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Cai, S., Ann Walker, F., & Licoccia, S. (2000). NMR and EPR investigations of iron corrolates: Iron(III) corrolate ¤Ç cation radicals or iron(IV) corrolates?. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 39(16), 3466-3478 [10.1021/ic990784l].|
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|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/07 - Fondamenti Chimici delle Tecnologie|
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|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic990784l|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Titolo:||NMR and EPR investigations of iron corrolates: Iron(III) corrolate ¤Ç cation radicals or iron(IV) corrolates?|
|Autori:||Cai, S; Ann Walker, F; Licoccia, S|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|