Ambiphilicity of a mononuclear cobalt(iii) superoxo complex

Ting Yi Chen, Po Hsun Ho, Can Jerome Spyra, Franc Meyer*, Eckhard Bill, Shengfa Ye*, Way Zen Lee*

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Addition of HOTf to a mixture of CoIII(BDPP)(O2) (1, H2BDPP = 2,6-bis((2-(S)-diphenylhydroxylmethyl-1-pyrrolidinyl)methyl)pyridine) and Cp∗2Fe produced H2O2 in high yield implying formation of CoIII(BDPP)(OOH) (3), and reaction of Sc(OTf)3 with the same mixture gave a peroxo-bridged CoIII/ScIII5. These findings demonstrate the ambiphilic property of CoIII-superoxo 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14821-14824
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number94
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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