Synthesis and characterisation of complexes of Group 13 metal amidinate heterocycles with the CpFe(CO)2 fragment

Cameron Jones, Simon Aldridge, Timo Gans-Eichler, Andreas Stasch

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The first examples of complexes between a 4-membered amidinato–Group 13 metal(iii) heterocycle and a transition metal fragment are formed in salt elimination reactions between Na[CpFe(CO)2] and [MX2(amid)], M = Al, Ga or In; X = Cl or Br; amid = [(RN)2CBut]; R = Pri or cyclohexyl (Cy). The formed complexes, [CpFe(CO)2M(X)(amid)] (4 examples) have been crystallographically characterised and subject to halide abstraction reactions. In one case, the cationic complex, [CpFe(CO)2Ga(OEt2)((CyN)2CBut)][BArf4], was isolated and crystallographically characterised. A hydrolysis product of this complex, [(CpFe(CO)2Ga[(CyN)2CBut])2(µ-OH)][BArf4], was also isolated in low yield from this reaction and structurally characterised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5357-5361
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2006

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