Crystal structure and reactivity of a five-coordinate chloroiron(III) complex with a bulky tetradentate Schiff base ligand

Kenichi Oyaizu, Eishun Tsuchida

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    Crystal structure of [Fe(salphen)Cl] (H2salphen=N,N′-(1R, 2R)-1,2-diphenylethylenebis(salicylideneimine)) reveals that a steric effect induced by the bulky substituent on the Schiff base ligand brings about drastic changes in the reactivity of the complex; the typical dimerization of the chloroiron(III) complex upon basification to yield μ-oxo complexes are suppressed, resulting in the high-yielding conversion to a hydroxide salt.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)414-419
    Number of pages6
    JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 20



    • Chloroiron complexes
    • Crystal structures
    • Schiff base ligands

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry

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