Reactions of a carbene stabilised indium trihydride complex, [InH3{CN(Mes)-C2H2N(Mes)}] Mes = mesityl, with transition metal complexes

Colin D. Abernethy, Robert J. Baker, Marcus L. Cole, Aaron J. Davies, Cameron Jones

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The reactivity of the carbene stabilised indium trihydride complex, [InH3(IMes)] IMes = 1,3-dimesitylimidazol-2-ylidene, toward a variety of transition metal complexes has been investigated. The study has shown that the InH3 complex can act as a carbene and or hydride transfer reagent to transition metal centres but does not yield heterobimetallic materials. Two new complexes, [Cp2Ti(μ-Cl)2Zn(IMes)Cl] and [CpNi(H)(IMes)], have resulted from this work, both of which have been spectroscopically and structurally characterised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-299
Number of pages4
JournalTransition Metal Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003

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