Stabilization of high-valent metals by corroles: oxo[tris(pentafluorophenyl)corrolato]chromium(V).

The aerobic reaction of Cr(CO)6 with tris(pentafluorophenyl)corrole (H3(TpFPC)) in toluene gives the dark red oxochromium(V) compound (TpFPC)Cr(O), which has been characterized by X-ray crystallography, electrochemistry, and EPR spectroscopy. Short Cr-N (1.927-1.943 A) bonds as well as relatively large 14N and small 53Cr coupling constants suggest that… CONTINUE READING