A manganese oxido complex bearing facially coordinating trispyridyl ligands--is coordination geometry crucial for water oxidation catalysis?

Abstract

In this work the synthesis of the novel manganese complex [Mn(2)(III,III)(tpdm)(2)(μ-O)(μ-OAc)(2)](2+) (1) is reported, containing two manganese centres ligated to the unusual, facially coordinating, all-pyridine ligand tpdm (tris(2-pyridyl)methane). The geometric and electronic properties of complex 1 were characterised by X-ray crystallography… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c2dt30129f

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