Probing secondary coordination sphere influence on the oxygenation of zinc alkyls: formation of a unique zinc peroxide species
a Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wrocław, 14 F. Joliot-Curie St., 50-383 Wrocław, Poland
b Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warsaw, Poland
c Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
Received 13 Aug 2013, Accepted 17 Sep 2013
First published online 17 Sep 2013
Reactions of ethylzinc derivatives of o-hydroxybiphenyl with O2 were investigated. The study revealed an essential role in the oxygenation process of intra-molecular interactions involving aromatic rings and provided a unique aryloxide (hydroxide) Zn8(OAr)8(OH)6(O2) cluster with an encapsulated peroxide species.