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Coordination Chemistry of Paramagnetic “Scorpionate” Complexes As Probed By Spectroscopic and Computational Methods

Joshua Telser (Roosevelt University)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:30-5:00 PM
Chem 1400 Chemistry Dow Lab Map
The trispyrazolylborate, scorpionate, ligand (pioneered by the late S. Trofimenko) coordinates almost every type of metal ion (p, d, and f block). More recently, trisimidazolylborate analogs of this ligand (pioneered by J. M. Smith) have led to complexes with interesting structure and reactivity. We will describe the use of spectroscopic techniques, primarily EPR, but also optical spectroscopy, including MCD, to study the electronic structure of several paramagnetic, first row transition metal ion (Mn(III, IV), Fe(II), Co(II), and Ni(II)) complexes supported by scorpionate ligands. For such high-spin (meaning with S > 1/2, in this context) complexes, EPR at high magnetic fields (up to 25 T) and correspondingly high frequencies (sub-THz: 95 ? 750 GHz), known as HFEPR, is especially useful. We will discuss how classical ligand-field theory (LFT), as well as more modern, quantum chemical theory (QCT) methods can be used to provide valuable chemical information on these systems.

Joshua Telser (Roosevelt University)
Building: Chemistry Dow Lab
Event Type: Other
Tags: Chemistry, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Chemistry