chemistry

Tris(3,5-Di-Tert-Butylcatecholato)Molybdenum(VI): Lewis Acidity and Nonclassical Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions

In the solid state, tris(3,5-di-tert-butylcatecholato)molybdenum(VI) forms a dimer with seven-coordinate molybdenum and bridging catecholates. NMR spectroscopy indicates that the dimeric structure is retained in solution. The molybdenum center has a …

Nonclassical Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions of Oxomolybdenum(VI) Bis(Catecholate)

Mechanistic studies indicate that the oxomolybdenum(VI) bis(3,5-di-tert-butylcatecholate) fragment deoxygenates pyridine-N-oxides in a reaction where the oxygen is delivered to molyb-denum but the electrons for substrate reduction are drawn from the …