Coordination of Mn(CO)3+ to the π system in hydroquinone facilitates proton loss to afford benzoquinone complexes (see figure). Subsequent σ coordination of the benzoquinone oxygen atoms to added metal ions results in neutral one-, two-, or three-dimensional quinoid polymers. The geometrical requirements of the metal ion and the presence of added "spacer" ligands dictate the type of polymer formed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Sep 3|
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