An isolable organometallic cation radical in which a C4 chain conducts charge between two chiral and configurationally stable rhenium termini Academic Article uri icon


  • The deep green, chiral, configurationally stable cation radical (SS, RR)-[(η5-C5Me5)Re(NO)-(PPh3)(CCCC)Ph3(ON)Re(η5-C5Me5)]•+PF6- is prepared by comproportionation of the corresponding neutral and dicationic C4 complexes or Ag+PF6- oxidation of the neutral complex (50–69%). ESR and IR data indicate complete spin delocalization between the two rheniums, and UV/visible/near-IR absorptions are described. © 1993, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Seyler, J. W., Weng, W., Zhou, Y., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 50

publication date

  • October 1993