Mononitrosyl iron complexes supported by sterically hindered carboxylate ligands

David P. Klein, Victor G. Young, William B. Tolman, Lawrence Que

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Complexes that feature a single NO bound to Fe, as postulated in various carboxylate-rich metalloproteins, were prepared by mixing FeII salts, NO, and the sterically encumbered 2,6-dimesitylbenzoate (Mes 2ArCO2-). Among the compounds isolated are the potentially useful heterobimetallic synthon Tl(μ-Mes2ArCO 2)3Fe(NO) and a novel cubane Fe4(Mes 2ArCO2)4(NO)43-OH) 4 that forms in the presence of added H2O and features syn-[FeNO]2 units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8006-8008
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2 2006


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