Compounds containing λ32-Sb=C bonds: Synthesis and structural characterisation of the first stiba-enol, Mes*C(O)Sb=C(OH)Mes* (Mes* = C6H2But3-2,4,6) and a 2,3-distibabutadiene, {Mes(Me3SiO)C=Sb}2 (Mes = C6H2Me3-2,4,6)

Cameron Jones, Jonathan W. Steed, Rjan C. Thomas

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The reactions of [Li{Sb(SiMe3)2}] with RCOCl, R = C6H2But3-2,4,6 (Mes*) or C6H2Me3-2,4,6 (Mes), afford mixtures of the 2,3-distibabutadienes, {R(Me3SiO)C=Sb}2, and the 2-stiba-1,3-dionatolithium complexes, [Li{OC(R)-SbC(R)O}(DME)n], n = 1 or 0.5, the latter of which (R = Mes*) can be protonated to give the first stiba-enol, Mes*C(O)Sb=C(OH)Mes*, which has been structurally characterised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1541-1542
Number of pages2
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 1999
Externally publishedYes

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