Multinuclear compounds of s-elements with sterically hindered о-semiquinonates and catecholates

S. V. Fokin, G. A. Letyagin, G. V. Romanenko, A. S. Bogomyakov, M. V. Petrova, V. A. Morozov, V. I. Ovcharenko

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Alkali metals form mutinuclear compounds with redox-active singly and doubly reduced derivatives of sterically of hindered о-benzoquinones. Complexes [Na6(Cat)3(THF)7]•4THF, [Na5(Cat)2(SQ)(THF)5], [Na4(SQ)4(THF)4]•THF•C6H14, [Na4(3,5-SQ)4(THF)4], [K4(SQ)4(THF)4]•4THF and [Li3(SQ)3(THF)3]•THF (Cat is catecholate, SQ is semiquinonate) possessing high sensitivity to atmospheric oxygen were synthesized and their structures were determined. Magnetochemical measurements and quantum chemical calculations revealed that variation of the alkali metal and/or change in the structure of the polymetallic core significantly affect the energy of exchange interaction between the unpaired electrons of the paramagnetic ligands framing the polynuclear metal core formed by s-elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • catecholates
  • lithium
  • potassium
  • semiquinonates
  • sodium
  • structure


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