Synthesis and Resolution of Cobalt Ethylenediamine Complexes
Last Update: August 30, 2012
The procedure of Girolami et al.1 is to be followed. Determination of the optical rotation of the two resolved enantiomers is part of the characterization. Be sure to carefully and completely label the different intermediate products. This synthesis gives very nice single crystals which can be used for an X-ray structure determination.
- 1. Girolami, G. S.; Rauchfuss, T. B. and Angelici, R. J. Synthesis and Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry: A Laboratory Manual 3rd Ed.; University Science: Sausalito, CA, 1999, Experiment 14.