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Photoactivated functionizable tetracarbonyl phenylpyridine manganese(I) complexes as CO-releasing molecules: a direct Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling on a thermally-stable CO-RM

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DateAccepted/In press - 12 Aug 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 5 Oct 2016
DatePublished (current) - 2 Nov 2016
Issue number31
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)5044-5051
Early online date5/10/16
Original languageEnglish


A new class of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules (CO-RMs) are reported based on a previously known tetracarbonyl phenylpyridine manganese(I) motif. A pre-functionalized CO-RM undergoes a direct Pd-catalysed Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling with phenylboronic acid to give a π-extended three-ring CO-RM. Cross-coupling conditions were modified to allow coupling of a morpholine-containing boronic acid on to a CO-RM, introducing drug-like functionality. An LED system was used to facilitate controlled CO-release. Irradiation using an LED (400 nm or 365 nm) gives rise to faster CO-release, with lower overall input power than traditional use of a TLC lamp (365 nm), as measured by an assay based on the conversion of deoxymyoglobin to carbonmonoxymyoglobin.

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    Research areas

  • Carbon monoxide, Cross-coupling, Manganese, Photochemistry

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