Electrophilic Activation of Osmium-Nitrido Corroles: The OsN Triple Bond as a π-Acceptor Metallaligand in a Heterobimetallic OsVIN-PtII Complex

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  • Anders Reinholdt
  • Abraham B. Alemayehu
  • Kevin J. Gagnon
  • Bendix, Jesper
  • Abhik Ghosh

Presented herein is a first investigation of the chemical reactivity of osmium-nitrido corroles, which are known for their unusual thermal, chemical, and photochemical stability. Elemental chlorine perchlorinates the β-positions of the triarylcorrole but leaves the OsN unit untouched. The OsN unit is also unaffected by a variety of other electrophilic and nucleophilic reagents. Upon photolysis, however, the anion of Zeise's salt associates with the nitrido ligand to generate an OsVIN - PtII complex. The very short OsN-Pt linkage [1.895(9)-1.917(8) Å] and the downfield 195Pt NMR resonance (-2702 ppm) suggest that the OsN corrole acts as a π-accepting ligand toward the Pt(II) center. This finding represents a rare example of the successful photochemical activation of a metal-ligand multiple bond that is too kinetically inert to exhibit any appreciable reactivity under thermal conditions. ©

Original languageEnglish
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume59
Pages (from-to)5276-5280
ISSN0020-1669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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