Philip H. Rieger

Learn More
From the reaction of in situ generated 1,2-di(4-tert-butylphenyl)ethylene-1,2-dithiol, 2LH2, and Na[AuCl4].2H2O in 1,4-dioxane, green brown crystals of diamagnetic [N(n-Bu)4][AuIII(2L)2] (1) were obtained. As shown by cyclic voltammetry, 1 is a member of an electron-transfer series comprising the dianion [AuII(2L)2]2-, the monoanion [AuIII(2L)2]-, the(More)
The d4 halide complexes [MX(CO)(eta-RC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CR)Tp'] {X=F, Cl, Br or I; R=Me or Ph; M=Mo or W; Tp'=hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate} undergo one-electron oxidation to the d3 monocations [MX(CO)(eta-RC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CR)Tp']+, isolable for M=W, R=Me. X-Ray structural studies on the redox pairs(More)
Variable temperature NMR and EPR spectroscopic studies provide rates and activation parameters for alkyne rotation and oscillation, respectively, in the fluxional redox pair [Mo(P(OMe)3)2(MeC identical to CMe)Cp][BF4] (diamagnetic) and [Mo(P(OMe)3)2(MeC identical to CMe)Cp] (paramagnetic).
Reduction of [M(CO)2(eta-RC[triple bond]CR')Tp']X {Tp' = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate, M = Mo, X = [PF6]-, R = R' = Ph, C6H4OMe-4 or Me; R = Ph, R' = H; M = W, X = [BF4]-, R = R' = Ph or Me; R = Ph, R' = H} with [Co(eta-C5H5)2] gave paramagnetic [M(CO)2(eta-RC[triple bond]CR')Tp'], characterised by IR and ESR spectroscopy. X-Ray structural studies(More)
The d4 halide complexes [MX(CO)(eta-RC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CR)Tp'] [R = Me, M = W, X = F; R = Ph, M = Mo or W, X = F or Cl; Tp' = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate] undergo two-electron oxidation in the presence of a halide source to give the d2 monocations [MX1X2(eta-PhC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CPh)Tp']+ (R = Me, M = W, X1 = X2 = F; R(More)
Cationic nitrile complexes and neutral halide and cyanide complexes, with the general formula [MnL1L2(NO)(eta-C5H4Me)]z, undergo one-electron oxidation at a Pt electrode in CH2Cl2. Linear plots of oxidation potential, Eo', vs. nu(NO) or the Lever parameters, EL, for L1 and L2, allow Eo' to be estimated for unknown analogues. In the presence of TlPF6,(More)
The reaction of BiCl(3) with the lithium salt of o-di-tert-butylphenol under nitrogen forms organic oxidation products rather than the expected Bi(OAr)(3) complex, and bismuth disproportionation products. Likewise, the decomposition of Bi(III) aryloxides Bi(O-2,6-(i)Pr(2)C(6)H(3))(3) and ClBi(O-2,4,6-(t)Bu(3)C(6)H(2))(3) leads to corresponding organic(More)
The d2/d3 redox pair [WF2(PhC identical to CPh)Tp']z [z = +1 or 0, Tp' = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate] is the missing link in a 'redox family tree' relating the d6 tricarbonyls [M(CO)3L]- to the d2 trihalides [MX3L] (M = Mo or W, L = Cp or Tp') by a series of stepwise reactions involving sequential one-electron oxidation followed by ligand(More)
  • 1