A stable open-shell redox active ditopic ligand

N. M. Bonanno, A. J. Lough, K. E. Prosser, C. J. Walsby, P. K. Poddutoori, M. T. Lemaire

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Herein we describe the synthesis, structure and electronic properties of an unusual redox-active ditopic ligand with a stable open-shell configuration. This stable phenoxyl radical features intense and very low energy electronic transitions in the near infrared (NIR) part of the spectrum and is structurally set up to strongly spin couple coordinated transition metal ions in [2 × 2] grid-type structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5460-5463
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2016

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgements: MTL acknowledges the NSERC (DG to MTL and USRA to NMB), CFI, Canada Research Chairs, Brandon University and Brock University for funding of this research. We thank Prof. Art van der Est (Brock University) for EPR data on 2 and Razvan Simionescu (Brock) for running variable temperature NMR experiments.

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