Stable, crystalline boron complexes with mono-, di- and trianionic formazanate ligands

Ranajit Mondol, Daan A Snoeken, Mu-Chieh Chang, Edwin Otten

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Redox-active formazanate ligands are emerging as tunable electron-reservoirs in coordination chemistry. Here we show that boron diphenyl complexes with formazanate ligands, despite their (formal) negative charge, can be further reduced by up to two electrons. A combined crystallographic, spectroscopic and computational study establishes that formazanate ligands are stable in mono-, di- and trianionic form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-516
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Publication statusPublished - 18-Nov-2016

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