Redox-induced N2 hapticity switching in zirconocene dinitrogen complexes

Scott P. Semproni, Donald J. Knobloch, Carsten Milsmann, Paul J. Chirik

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N2 shuffle: One-electron reduction of the ansa-zirconocene complex with a side-on dinitrogen ligand furnished the corresponding anion in which the hapticity of the N2 ligand changed to end-on. Oxidation of the anion regenerates the neutral complex with concomitant change in N 2 hapticity. The zirconocene complexes with unusual (N 2)3-/(N2)- ligands have been fully characterized. Ad=adamantyl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5372-5376
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 10 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


  • EPR spectroscopy
  • dinitrogen ligands
  • hapticity
  • redox switch
  • zirconium


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