Redox chemistry of a dimanganese(II,III) complex with an unsymmetric ligand: Water binding, deprotonation and accumulative light-induced oxidation

Magnus F. Anderlund, Joakim Högblom, Wei Shi, Ping Huang, Lars Eriksson, Hogni Weihe, Stenbjorn Styring, Bjorn Akermark, Reiner Lomoth, Ann Magnuson

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Abstract

A dinuclear manganese complex {[(Mn2L)-L-II,IIII(mu-OAc)(2)]-ClO4} has been synthesised, where L is the dianion of 2-{[bis-(pyrid-2-ylmethyl)amino]methyl}-6-{[(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2- hydroxybenzyl)(pyrid-2-ylmethyl)amino]methyl)-4-methylphenol, an unsymmetric binucleating ligand with two coordinating phenol groups. The two manganese ions, with a Mn-Mn distance of 3.498 angstrom, are bridged by the two bidentate acetate ligands and the 4-methylphenolate group of the ligand, resulting in a N3O3 and N2O4 donor set of Mn-II and Mn-II, respectively. Electrochemically [Mn2(II,III)L(mu-OAc)(2)](+) is reduced to [(Mn2L)-L-II,II(mu-OAc)(2)] at E-1/2(1)=-0.53 V versus Fc(+/0) and oxidised to [(Mn2L)-L-III,III(mu-OAC)(2)](2+) at E-1/2(2)=0.38 V versus Fc(+/0). All three redox states have been characterised by EPR, IR and UV/Vis spectroscopy. Subsequent oxidation of [(Mn2L)-L-II,III(mu-OAc)(2)](2+) [E-1/2(3)=0.75 V vs. Fc(+/0)] in dry acetonitrile results in an unstable primary product with a lifetime of about 100 ins. At high scan rates quasireversible voltammetric behaviour is found for all three electrode processes, with particularly slow electron transfer for the II,III/II,II [k(o)(1) = 0.002 cms(-1) and III,III/II,III [k(o)(2) = 0.005 cms(-1)] couples, which can be rationalised in terms of major distortions of the Mn-II centres. In aqueous media the bridging acetates are replaced by water-derived ligands. Deprotonation of these stabilises higher valence states, and photo-induced oxidation of the manganese complex results in a (Mn2L)-L-IlI,IV complex with oxo or hydroxo bridging ligands, which is further oxidised to an EPR-silent product. These results demonstrate that a larger number of metal-centred oxidations can be compressed in a narrow potential range if build up of charge is avoided by charge-compensating reactions. ((c) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2006)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5033-5047
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biological Sciences

Keywords

  • EPR spectroscopy
  • ligand exchange
  • manganese
  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • IR spectroscopy

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