Two Discrete RuCp* (Cp*=Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) Binding Modes of N-Confused Porphyrins: Peripheral π Complex and Sitting Atop Ruthenocenophane Complex by Skeletal Transformation

Takaaki Yamamoto, Koki Mitsuno, Shigeki Mori, Shuhei Itoyama, Yoshihito Shiota, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Masatoshi Ishida, Hiroyuki Furuta

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Abstract

Complexation of a RuCp* cation with N-confused tetraarylporphyrins (NCPs) forms directly bound ruthenium(II) pentamethylcyclopentadienyl (Cp*) π-complex on a specific meso-aryl group (e.g., phenyl) neighboring peripheral imino nitrogen of NCPs in high yields. In contrast, in the case of NCPs bearing bulky meso-substituents (e.g., 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl), new ruthenocenophane-like complex embedded on an N-confused calix[4]phyrin was formed through multiple C−H bond activation of methyl groups of Cp* ligand. The mechanistic insight into the formation of the ruthenocenophane was derived from DFT calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6742-6746
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume24
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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