Noncovalent secondary interactions in Co(II)salen complexes: O2 binding and catalytic activity in cyclohexene oxygenation

R. Fiammengo, C.M. Bruinink, Mercedes Crego Calama, David Reinhoudt

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    The O2 affinity of Co(II)Salen complexes 1−4 and their reactivity in cyclohexene oxygenation reactions of Co(II)Salen complexes 1−4 are modulated by noncovalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding and steric hindrance using a functionalized diamino bridge. Higher O2 affinity is observed in the case of efficient hydrogen-bonding interactions (complex 1), while increased steric hindrance (cis vs trans diamino bridge) around the Co-coordinated O2 is influencing the reactivity of the complexes.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)8552-8557
    JournalThe journal of organic chemistry
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • IR-38240
    • METIS-209400

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