Reduction of a 1,4-diazabutadiene and 2,2′-bipyridine using magnesium(I) compounds

K. Yuvaraj, Cameron Jones

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β-diketiminate coordinated magnesium(I) compounds, [{(ArNacnac)Mg}2] (ArNacnac = [(ArNCMe)2CH]- (Ar = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl (Dip) or mesityl (Mes)), have been utilized as reducing agents in reactions with the redox active 1,4-diazabutadiene, (ButNCH)2 (ButDAB), and 2,2′-bipyrine (bipy). These reactions led to one-electron reductions of the unsaturated substrate, and formation of the highly colored radical complexes, [(ArNacnac) Mg(ButDAB.)] and [(MesNacnac)Mg(bipy.)(bipy)]. The X-ray crystal structures of the compounds reveal each to possess one singly reduced ButDAB or bipy ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalMain Group Metal Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Bipyridine
  • Diazabutadiene
  • Magnesium(I)
  • Radical
  • Reduction

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