Synthesis, crystal structure and reactivity studies of iron complexes with pybox ligands

Tao Chen, Limin Yang, Dirong Gong, Kuo-Wei Huang

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Iron(II) complexes, [Fe(2,6-bis(4,4-dimethyl-1,3-oxazolin-2-yl)pyridine)Cl2] ((Fe(Me2-pybox)Cl2), 3) and [Fe(2,6-bis(4,4-diphenyl-1,3-oxazolin-2-yl)pyridine)Cl2] ((Fe(Ph2-pybox)Cl2), 4), have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallographic analysis. Upon treatment of complex 3 with silver triflate and 4 with acetonitrile, [Fe(Me2-pybox)(CH3CN)OTf2] (5) and [Fe(Ph2-pybox)(CH3CN)2Cl][FeCl3] (6) were obtained, respectively. The bulkier phenyl substitutes were found not only to cause the elongation of the N-Fe bonds but also influence the reactivity of the Fe center.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-325
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue numberPA
StatePublished - Nov 2014

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We are grateful for the financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. We thank Ms Geok Kheng Tan (NUS) for her kindly help in X-ray crystallographic analysis. Financial supports from the Natural Science Foundation of China (21302170, 21304050), the Science Foundation of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (1201839-Y), the Program for Zhejiang Leading Team of Science and Technology Innovation (2010R50038-20) were also greatly appreciated.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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