We report the first synthesis of a cobalt Cp diene complex wherein the diene is derived by microbial dearomatising dihydroxylation of an aromatic ring. The complex has been characterised crystallographically and its structure is compared to that of an uncomplexed diene precursor.
Van Der Waals, D., Pugh, T., Khan, M. A., Stewart, A. J. W., Johnson, A. L., & Lewis, S. E. (2011). A cobalt complex of a microbial arene oxidation product. Chemistry Central Journal, 5(1), . https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-153x-5-80