Crystal structure, catecholase activity and ESI-MS of a mixed valence cobalt(III)-cobalt(II) complex derived from a macrocyclic ligand: Identification/proposition of hydrogen bonded metal complex center dot center dot center dot solvent aggregates in ESI-MS

Leena Mandal, Sujit Sasmal, Hazel A. Sparkes, Judith A. K. Howard, Sasankasekhar Mohanta*

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Abstract

This paper presents the synthesis, crystal structure, catechol oxidase activity and electrospray ionization mass spectra (ESI-MS positive) of a mixed-valence (CoCoII)-Co-III compound [(CoCoL)-Co-III-L-II(N-3)(3)] center dot 0.5CH(3)CN center dot 0.27H(2)O (1) derived from the Robson type tetraiminodiphenolate macrocyclic ligand H2L, which is the [2 + 2] condensation product of 2,6-diformyl-4-methylphenol and 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-diaminopropane. Compound 1 crystallizes in the monoclinic P2(1)/n space group. The structure consists of two independent units of diphenoxo-bridged (CoCoII)-Co-III moieties where the Co-III center is hexacoordinated (distorted octahedral) having O(phenoxo)(2)N(imine)(2)N(azide) environment, while Co-II center is pentacoordinated (distorted square pyramidal) having O(phenoxo)(2)N(imine)(2)N(azide) environment. Catechol oxidase activity of 1 has been investigated using 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol (3,5-DTBCH2) as the substrate, revealing that it is an active catalyst with Kcat value 114.24 h(-1). Electrospray ionization mass spectra (ESI-MS positive) of 1 and 1 + 3,5-DTBCH2 in acetonitrile have been recorded. No complex center dot center dot center dot substrate aggregate in the spectrum of 1 + 3,5-DTBCH2 has been identified. However, interestingly, two hydrogen bonded metal complex center dot center dot center dot solvent aggregates [{Co-II(LH2)(N-3)} center dot center dot center dot (CH3CN)]+ and [{Co-III(LH2)(N-3)(2)} center dot center dot center dot (CH3CN)](+) have been identified in the spectrum of 1. Catecholase activity has also been studied with pyrocatechol and tetrachlorocatechol (TCCH2) as substrates. While no activity has been found with TCCH2, weak activity has been observed with pyrocatechol. (c) 2013 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume412
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Gas-phase hydrogen bond
  • Macrocyclic
  • Mixed-valence
  • Catechol oxidase
  • Cobalt
  • BINUCLEAR COPPER(II) COMPLEXES
  • COVALENT ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS
  • GAS-PHASE
  • DICOPPER(II) COMPLEXES
  • MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES
  • WATER CLUSTERS
  • OXIDASE MODEL
  • SOLID-STATE
  • LANTHANIDE(III) COMPLEXES
  • BONDING INTERACTIONS

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