Coordination, reactivity, and structural properties of electron-rich ethoxy- and dimethylamino-substituted 1,3-diketiminate ligands and their complexes

Michael A. Land, Bright Huo, Katherine N. Robertson, Kai E.O. Ylijoki, Peter T.K. Lee, Jetsuda Areephong, Dragoslav Vidović, Jason A.C. Clyburne

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In this paper we describe the synthesis, characterization, and X-ray crystal structures of two ligands, diethyl-N,N′-bis(p-tolyl)malonimidate and 1,3-bis(dimethylamino)-N,N'-bis(p-tolyl)propanediimidate. Their corresponding rhodium(i) dicarbonyl, dimethylaluminium, and bis-ligated zinc complexes have also been prepared and characterized. The donor properties of the ligands have been studied and have been compared to those of the traditional anionic N,N'-chelating ligand nacnac.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10195-10205
Number of pages11
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Ligands
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Atoms

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