A molecular loop with interstitial channels in a chiral environment and study of formation of metal-metal bonds in dinickel, dipalladium and dititanium complexes
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This dissertation consists of two independent topics: (1) a molecular loop with interstitial channels in a chiral environment; (2) study of formation of metal-metal bonds in dinickel, dipalladium and dititanium complexes On the first topic, a study of the reaction products of the interaction of cis- Mo2(DAniF)2(CH3CN)4 2+ corner pieces with ortho-, meta- and para- isomers of enatiomerically pure ÂO2CCH(CH3)C6H4CH(CH3)CO2 Â dicarboxylate was performed. First, an enantiomerically pure molecular loop based on two dimolybdenum units and two para-dic arboxylate linkers was synthesized and structurally characterized. Similar reactions with isomeric ortho- and meta- dicarboxylate linkers, as well as with some nonchiral ligands, showed that the structure of the obtained products depends on the geometry of the ligand. Meta- dicarboxylate linker favors the formation of the chelated product and ortho- dicarboxylate linker produces the mixture of chelated molecules and loops. On the second topic, an investigation of the formation of metal-metal bonds was performed. Study of the one-electron bond obtained upon oxidation of Ni2 4+ and Pd2 4+ to Ni2 5+ and Pd2 5+, respectively, was made. The compounds synthesized were studied with various physical methods, such as X-ray crystallography, UV-visible spectroscopy and EPR spectroscopy. The nature of oxidized species as well as the dependence of metalmetal interactions on electron-donating abilities of bridging ligands was studied. It was shown that oxidation takes place on a metal center. The formation of one-electron bond in oxidized species is proposed. Finally formation of Ti2 6+ single bonded compounds by the reduction of two Ti4+ monomers to Ti2 6+ dimer was studied. The nature of the species obtained in solution and in solid state is discussed. The crystal structure shows the presence of two types of hpp ligands Â chelating and bridging. NMR study of this compound in solution proposes the rearrangement of this structure to a paddlewheel.
Ibragimov, Sergey (2005). A molecular loop with interstitial channels in a chiral environment and study of formation of metal-metal bonds in dinickel, dipalladium and dititanium complexes. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from