The reaction of an end-on Cr(III)-superoxo complex bearing a 14-membered tetraazamacrocyclic TMC ligand, [CrIII(14-TMC)(O2)(Cl)] +, with nitric oxide (NO) resulted in the generation of a stable Cr(IV)-oxo species, [CrIV(14-TMC)(O)(Cl)]+, via the formation of a Cr(III)-peroxynitrite intermediate and homolytic O-O bond cleavage of the peroxynitrite ligand. Evidence for the latter comes from electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, computational chemistry and the observation of phenol nitration chemistry. The Cr(IV)-oxo complex does not react with nitrogen dioxide (NO2), but reacts with NO to afford a Cr(III)-nitrito complex, [CrIII(14-TMC)(NO2)(Cl)] +. The Cr(IV)-oxo and Cr(III)-nitrito complexes were also characterized spectroscopically and/or structurally.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry