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Spin Density Distribution in Iron(II) and Cobalt(II) Alkyl Complexes Containing 1,3-Bis(2-pyridylimino)isoindolate Ligands

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posted on 2013-02-11, 00:00 authored by Désirée C. Sauer, Matthias Kruck, Hubert Wadepohl, Markus Enders, Lutz H. Gade
Iron­(II) and cobalt­(II) alkyl complexes using tridentate bis­(pyridylimino)­isoindolates as ancillary ligands have been synthesized from the pyridine alkyl precursor complexes [(py)2Fe­(CH2SiMe3)2] and [(py)2Co­(CH2SiMe3)2]. The extremely air- and moisture-sensitive compounds were structurally characterized in the solid state by X-ray diffraction as well as in solution by paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy. It is demonstrated that the paramagnetic shifts in the 13C NMR spectra are dominated by strong Fermi-contact interactions. All 13C NMR signals can be assigned by correlation with DFT-calculated spin-density distributions.