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Inorganics 2018, 6(2), 48;

Functionalized o-Quinones: Concepts, Achievements and Prospects

G.A. Razuvaev Institute of Organometallic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Box-445, Tropinina str. 49, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia
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Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 10 May 2018 / Published: 13 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Redox-Active Ligand in Coordination Chemistry)


o-Quinones are both well-studied and promising redox-active chelating ligands. There are plenty of interesting effects to be found on o-quinone-derived metallocomplexes, such as photo-thermo mechanical effect in solid phase and in solution, luminescence, SMM properties and so on. A combination o-quinone function with an additional coordination site or redox active fragment in the same molecule might sufficiently extend an assembling as well as functional capability of such ligand in complexes. In this paper, the authors focus on o-quinones decorated with additional non-dioxolene chelating coordination site or with electron donor redox active annelated fragments. View Full-Text
Keywords: o-quinone; bifunctional ligands; redox amphoteric ligands; molecular devices o-quinone; bifunctional ligands; redox amphoteric ligands; molecular devices

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Martyanov, K.; Kuropatov, V. Functionalized o-Quinones: Concepts, Achievements and Prospects. Inorganics 2018, 6, 48.

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