Synthesis and stability of new hexaazamacrocyclic dinuclear cobalt complexes and its oxidation reactions Academic Article uri icon


  • Homodinuclear cobalt complexes with a new 26-membered unsymmetric macrocyclic ligand: 3,6,10,18,22,25,-hexaaza-31,32-dihydroxy-14,29-dimethyl-tricyclo[25,3,1,1 11,17] dotriaconta-l(30),12,14,16(32),27,28-hexaene (L or BTBP), have been synthesized and characterized with elemental analysis, FAB-MS and X-ray. The ligand maintains preorganized dinuclear integrity for cobalt(II) complexes, while facilitating the formation of non-bridged dicobalt centers. Potentiometric equilibrium studies indicate that a variety of protonated, mononuclear and dinuclear complexes are formed with Co(II) from pH 2 through 12 in aq. solution. The stability constants and species distribution as a function of pH of the 1:1 and 1:2 [ligand: Co(II)] complexes were determined in KCI supporting electrolyte (=0.100 M) at 25C. Dinuclear cobalt(II) complex could form a -peroxo adduct at 1 atm oxygen atmosphere with the oxygenation constant logKO2=3.19. The neutral homodinuclear complexes: [Co2C28H44N6O2(NO 3)2]12H2O has been synthesized and its crystal structure has been reported with triclinic system, a=8.3376(5), b=9.4501(6), c=14.1028(9) , =73.9100(2), =73.4940(2), =87.7310(2) and Z=1. Each cobalt(II) ion is complexed by half of the coordination sites of the dinucleating macrocycle, and the anionic nitrate enters into the coordination sphere and completes a six-coordinated octahedron. 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kong, D., Mao, J. G., Martell, A. E., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Kong, D||Mao, JG||Martell, AE||Clearfield, A

publication date

  • June 2002