EPR study of the low-spin [d3; S =1/2], Jahn-Teller-active, dinitrogen complex of a molybdenum trisamidoamine

Rebecca L. McNaughton, Jia Min Chin, Walter W. Weare, Richard R. Schrock*, Brian M. Hoffman

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Abstract

The first EPR study of the trisamidoamine complex, [Mo]N2, where [Mo] = Mo(III)[HIPTN3N] and HIPT = [3,5-(2,4,6-i-Pr3-C6H2)2C6H3NCH2CH2]3N3-, reveals that this low-spin (S = 1/2) [d3] complex exhibits a 2E state that undergoes a pseudo Jahn-Teller distortion in the adiabatic limit, modified by interactions with the solvent, and analysis gives approximate values of interaction energies. The experiments establish that [Mo]N2 exhibits the low-spin [e3] electronic configuration, not [a2e1], with the a(z2) antibonding orbital substantially higher in energy than the e[xz, yz] orbitals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3480-3481
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume129
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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