Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2020

Publication Title

Results in Chemistry

Abstract

The unusual cobalt(II) diphenylazodioxide complex salts [Co(az)4](PF6)2 and [Co(bpy)(az)2](PF6)2 have been shown to catalyze the allylic amination/C–C double bond transposition reaction of 2-methyl-2-pentene with PhNHOH, with a turnover number of about 4. The mechanism is proposed to involve a nitroso-ene-like transfer of a PhNO moiety from the azodioxide ligand to the alkene, followed by reduction of the organic product to yield a cobalt(III) intermediate, which is itself reduced back to cobalt(II) by PhNHOH, regenerating PhNO. Hetero-Diels-Alder trapping experiments suggest that an “off-metal” mechanism, in which PhNO is released from the cobalt complexes and reacts with the alkenes, is operative, in contrast to an “on-metal” mechanism observed by Nicholas and coworkers for [Fe(az)3](FeCl4)2.

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Open access

K.A.E. was supported by a Graduate Student Research Award from Cleveland State University.

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DOI

10.1016/j.rechem.2019.100016

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2

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