Amidinato– and Guanidinato–Cobalt(I) Complexes: Characterization of Exceptionally Short Co–Co Interactions (pages 7406–7410)
Cameron Jones, Christian Schulten, Richard P. Rose, Andreas Stasch, Simon Aldridge, William D. Woodul, Keith S. Murray, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Marcin Brynda, Giovanni La Macchia and Laura Gagliardi
Article first published online: 31 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200900780
CoCo loco! Ligand-bridged dimers (see picture) with the shortest known Co–Co interactions are the first amidinato and guanidinato cobalt(I) complexes. The nature of the interactions has been probed by magnetic and theoretical investigations, and has been shown to be multiconfigurational. Preliminary reactivity studies of the complexes have also been carried out.