Photolysis and thermolysis of bis(imino)pyridine cobalt azides: C-H activation from putative cobalt nitrido complexes

Crisita Carmen Hojilla Atienza, Amanda C. Bowman, Emil Lobkovsky, Paul J. Chirik

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Abstract

A series of planar aryl-substituted bis(imino)pyridine cobalt azide complexes were prepared and evaluated as synthetic precursors for the corresponding cobalt nitrido compounds. Thermolysis or photolysis of two examples resulted in intramolecular C-H activation of the benzylic positions of the aryl substituents. For the mesityl-substituted compound, C-H activation by the putative nitride resulted in formation of a neutral imine ligand and modification of the chelate by hydrogen transfer to the imine carbon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16343-16345
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number46
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 24 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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