A cobalt porphyrin dimer is constructed in which two Co(II)porphyrins are connected covalently through a redox-active diethylpyrrole moiety via a flexible but "nonconjugated" methylene bridge. Upon oxidation with even a mild oxidant such as iodine, each cobalt(II) center and A r porphyrin ring undergo 1e(-) oxidation, leading to the formation of a 4e(-). oxidized cobalt(III)porphyrin dication diradical complex. Other oxidants such as Cl-2 and Br-2 also produce similar results. To stabilize such highly oxidized dication diradicals, the "nonconjugated" methylene spacer undergoes a facile and spontaneous oxidation to form a methine group with a drastic structural change, thereby making the bridge fully pi-conjugated and enabling through-bond communication. This results in a strong spin coupling between two pi-cation radicals which stabilizes the singlet state. The experimental observations are also strongly supported by extensive density functional theory calculations. The present study highlights the crucial role played by the nature of the bridge in the long-range electronic communication.

Highly Oxidized Cobalt Porphyrin Dimer: Control of Spin Coupling via a Bridge / Sanfui, Sarnali; Usman, Mohammad; Sarkar, Sabyasachi; Pramanik, Subhadip; Garribba, Eugenio; Rath, Sankar Prasad. - In: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0020-1669. - 61:22(2022), pp. 8419-8430. [10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c03807]

Highly Oxidized Cobalt Porphyrin Dimer: Control of Spin Coupling via a Bridge

Garribba, Eugenio;
2022

Abstract

A cobalt porphyrin dimer is constructed in which two Co(II)porphyrins are connected covalently through a redox-active diethylpyrrole moiety via a flexible but "nonconjugated" methylene bridge. Upon oxidation with even a mild oxidant such as iodine, each cobalt(II) center and A r porphyrin ring undergo 1e(-) oxidation, leading to the formation of a 4e(-). oxidized cobalt(III)porphyrin dication diradical complex. Other oxidants such as Cl-2 and Br-2 also produce similar results. To stabilize such highly oxidized dication diradicals, the "nonconjugated" methylene spacer undergoes a facile and spontaneous oxidation to form a methine group with a drastic structural change, thereby making the bridge fully pi-conjugated and enabling through-bond communication. This results in a strong spin coupling between two pi-cation radicals which stabilizes the singlet state. The experimental observations are also strongly supported by extensive density functional theory calculations. The present study highlights the crucial role played by the nature of the bridge in the long-range electronic communication.
Highly Oxidized Cobalt Porphyrin Dimer: Control of Spin Coupling via a Bridge / Sanfui, Sarnali; Usman, Mohammad; Sarkar, Sabyasachi; Pramanik, Subhadip; Garribba, Eugenio; Rath, Sankar Prasad. - In: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0020-1669. - 61:22(2022), pp. 8419-8430. [10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c03807]
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