Enantiopure dimagnesium(i) and magnesium(ii) hydride complexes incorporating chiral amidinate or β-diketiminate ligands

Caspar N. de Bruin-Dickason, Christopher A. Rosengarten, Glen B. Deacon, Cameron Jones

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A known chiral β-diketiminate, [HC{MeCN-(S)-(−)-CHMePh}(MeCNDip)](Dip = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) L1, and a new chiral amidinate, [ButC(NAr*){N-(S)-(−)-CHMePh}]L2(Ar* = C6H2{C(H)Ph2}2Me-2,6,4) have been utilised in the synthesis of the first examples of enantiopure, dinuclear magnesium(i), [(L1)Mg-Mg(L1)], and magnesium(ii) hydride complexes, [(L2)Mg(μ-H)2Mg(L2)] and [(L2)(THF)Mg(μ-H)2Mg(THF)(L2)]. A related enantiopure β-diketiminato magnesium hydride cluster compound, [(L1)4Mg5H6], has also been synthesised, presumably formingviaa partial redistribution ofin situgenerated [(L1)Mg(μ-H)2Mg(L1)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1602
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2021

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