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Cymantrene–Triazole “Click” Products: Structural Characterization and Electrochemical Properties

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posted on 2014-09-22, 00:00 authored by David P. Day, Thomas Dann, David. L. Hughes, Vasily S. Oganesyan, Dietmar Steverding, Gregory G. Wildgoose
We report the first known examples of triazole-derivatized cymantrene complexes (η5-[4-substituted triazol-1-yl]­cyclopentadienyl)­tricarbonylmanganese­(I), obtained via a “click” chemical synthesis, bearing a phenyl, 3-aminophenyl, or 4-aminophenyl moiety at the 4-position of the triazole ring. Structural characterization data using multinuclear NMR, UV–vis, ATR-IR, and mass spectrometric methods are provided, as well as crystallographic data for (η5-[4-phenyltriazol-1-yl]­cyclopentadienyl)­tricarbonylmanganese­(I) and (η5-[4-(3-aminophenyl)­triazol-1-yl]­cyclopentadienyl)­tricarbonylmanganese­(I). Cyclic voltammetric characterization of the redox behavior of each of the three cymantrene–triazole complexes is presented together with digital simulations, in situ infrared spectroelectrochemistry, and DFT calculations to extract the associated kinetic and thermodynamic parameters. The trypanocidal activity of each cymantrene–triazole complex is also examined, and these complexes are found to be more active than cymantrene alone.