BenzylCo(dmgH)(dpgH)Py has been synthesized by the reaction of benzyl chloride with a mixture of CoI(dmgH)2Py and CoI(dpgH)2Py, generated in situ, by the NaBH4 reduction of ClCo(dmgH)2Py and ClCo(dpgH)2Py. A mixture of three products is formed. The first crystal structure of an organocobaloxime with a mixed-dioxime ligand is reported.
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