Azo N=N bond cleavage with a redox-active vanadium compound involving metal-ligand cooperativity

Carsten Milsmann, Zoë R. Turner, Scott P. Semproni, Paul J. Chirik

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Abstract

Coop mode: The reaction of azobenzene with a redox-active bis(imino)pyridine vanadium dinitrogen complex resulted in N=N bond cleavage and formation of the bis(imido) derivative (see picture). Similar reactivity was observed with O 2 and S 8 to yield the analogous terminal bis(oxides) and bis(sulfides), respectively. Studies of the electronic structure of the vanadium products show that bond cleavage involves reducing equivalents from the metal and the ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5386-5390
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

Keywords

  • N-N cleavage
  • imide
  • redox activity
  • vanadium

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