INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A Racemic and Enantiopure Unsymmetric Diiron(III) Complex with a Chiral o-Carborane-Based Pyridylalcohol Ligand: Combined Chiroptical, Magnetic, and Nonlinear Optical Properties
FLORENCIA DI SALVO; MIN YING TSANG; FRANCESC TEIXIDOR; CLARA VIÑAS; JOSÉ GINER PLANAS; JEANNE CRASSOUS; NICOLAS VANTHUYNE; NÚRIA ALIAGA-ALCALDE; ELISEO RUIZ; GERARD COQUEREL; SIMON CLEVERS; VALERIE DUPRAY; DUANE CHOQUESILLO-LAZARTE; MARK E. LIGHT; MICHAEL B. HURSTHOUSE
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL
WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Lugar: Weinheim; Año: 2014 vol. 20 p. 1081 - 1081
The design of molecule-based systems combining magnetic, chiroptical and second-order optical nonlinear properties is still very rare. We report an unusually unsymmetric diiron(III) complex 1, in which three bulky chiral carboranylpyridinealkoxide ligands (oCBhmp-) bridge both metal ions and the complex shows the above-mentioned properties. The introduction of o-carborane into the 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridine (hmpH) architecture significantly alters the coordination of the simple or aryl-substituted 2-hmpH. The unusual architecture observed in 1 seems to be triggered by the poor nucleophilicity of our alkoxide ligand (oCBhmp-). A very rare case of spontaneous resolution takes place on precipitation or exposure to solvent vapor for the bulk compound, as confirmed by a combination of single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, second-harmonic generation, and circular dichroism. The corresponding enantiopure complexes (+)1 and (-)1 have also been synthesized and fully characterized. This research provides a new building block with unique geometry and electronics to construct coordination complexes with multifunctional properties.