Metal-mediated self-assembly of π-bonded benzoquinone complexes into polymers with tunable geometries

Moonhyun Oh, Gene B. Carpenter, Dwight A. Sweigart

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3191-3194
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 3


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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