The cationic manganese tricarbonyl complexes containing η6 -2-methylhydroquinone (2a), η6-2,3-dimethylhydroquinone (3a), η6-2-t-butylhydroquinone (4a), η 6-tetramethylhydroquinone (5a) and η6-4, 4′-biphenol (6a) are readily deprotonated to the corresponding neutral (η5-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3 (2b-6b) and anionic (η4-quinone)Mn(CO)3- (2c-5c) complexes. The X-ray structures of 2b-6b feature strong intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions that result in the formation of supramolecular organometallic networks. Significantly, the substitution pattern at the semiquinone ring affects the stereochemistry of the hydrogen bonding interactions. NMR spectra of 2b, 3b and 5b reveal dynamic hydrogen bonding in solution.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry