"Nindigo": Synthesis, coordination chemistry, and properties of indigo diimines as a new class of functional bridging ligands

Simon R. Oakley, Graeme Nawn, Kate M. Waldie, Timothy D. MacInnis, Brian O. Patrick, Robin G. Hicks

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Reactions of indigo with anilines provide a simple route to indigo N,N′-diaryldiimines ("Nindigo"), a new binucleating ligand with two β-diketiminate-type metal binding sites. Bis-palladium complexes have interesting ligand-centred properties such as redox activity and intense near infrared absorption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6753-6755
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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