One Ligand, One Metal, Seven Oxidation States: Stable Technetium Complexes with the "Kläui Ligand"

Inorg Chem. 2020 Jul 6;59(13):9396-9405. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01264. Epub 2020 Jun 23.


A series of technetium complexes with (η5-cyclopentadienyl)tris(dimethyl phosphito-P)cobaltate(III), also known as the "Kläui ligand" {LOMe}-, has been prepared. The products span seven different oxidation states (+1 to +7) of the radioactive transition metal and comprise nitrosyl, halide, oxido and nitrido complexes. All members of this series ([TcI(NO)Cl(PPh3)(LOMe)], [TcII(NO)Cl2(LOMe)], [TcIIICl2(PPh3)(LOMe)], [TcIVCl3(LOMe)], [TcVOCl2(LOMe)], [TcVNCl(PPh3)(LOMe)], [TcVINCl2(LOMe)], and [TcVIIO3(LOMe)] are air- and water-stable compounds, which recommends this class of technetium complexes as potential candidates for nuclear medical imaging procedures.