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Coordination Studies of Bis-Strapped-Hanging-Carboxylate Porphyrins. X-ray Characterization of a Five-Coordinate Iron(II) Complex with a Built-in Axial Base

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posted on 05.04.2010, 00:00 by Ismail Hijazi, Thierry Roisnel, Marc Fourmigué, Jean Weiss, Bernard Boitrel
The comparison of two series of preorganized strapped porphyrins, derived from both the αβαβ and ααββ conformers of meso-tetrakis(aminophenyl)porphyrin, and the coordination studies of their affinity for O2 are reported. Both series of ligands bear a proximal built-in axial base and a polar distal side defined by either a hanging malonyl ester or a hanging malonic acid residue. In the αβαβ model, the carboxylic acid groups are maintained in an apical location at a fixed distance from the distal oxygen atom of iron-bound O2. A particular emphasis is placed on the ααββ series, for which the crystal structure of the five-coordinate (S = 2) iron(II) ester complex was determined. In this series, the distal strap can adopt either a tilted conformation or a vertical position over the FeII core, allowing changes in the distance between the carboxylic groups and the bound O2.