Spin-Bearing Ligands Based on the 1,2,3-Dithiazole

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2012-12-12

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Carello, Christian E

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University of Guelph

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A 1,2,3-dithiazolyl radical, [1,2,3]dithiazolyl[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, has been prepared and characterized. The EPR spectrum in toluene supports a delocalized structure with an experimental g-factor of 2.0081. Cyclic voltammetry in CH2Cl2 reveals an Ecell of 1.30 V vs. SCE with a reversible +1/0 and irreversible 0/-1 redox couple. The structure belongs to the space group P-1. Complexes of the radical with Mn2+ and Dy3+ have been obtained. The mononuclear Mn2+ complex was confirmed by elemental analysis; however, no structure was determined. The structure of the mononuclear Dy3+ complex was determined by X-ray crystallography and belongs to the space group C2/c. An isopropyl-substituted oxobenzene-bridged bis-1,2,3-dithiazolyl radical has been prepared and characterized by EPR and cyclic voltammetry. The EPR in toluene supports a delocalized structure with an experimental g-factor of 2.0091. Cyclic voltammetry in CH3CN reveals an Ecell of 0.64 V vs SCE with a reversible +1/0 and irreversible 0/-1 and +2/+1 redox couples.

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dithiazolyl, thiazyl, radical, coordination, phenanthroline, oxobenzene, complexes

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