Two-coordinate terminal zinc hydride complexes: Synthesis, structure and preliminary reactivity studies

Michael J C Dawkins, Ewart Middleton, Christos E. Kefalidis, Deepak Dange, Martin M. Juckel, Laurent Maron, Cameron Jones

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The first examples of essentially two-coordinate, monomeric zinc hydride complexes, LZnH (L = -N(Ar)(SiR3)) (Ar = C6H2{C(H)Ph2}2R′-2,6,4; R = Me, R′ = Pri (L′); R = Pri, R′ = Me (L∗); R = Pri, R′ = Pri (L)) have been prepared and shown by crystallographic studies to have near linear N-Zn-H fragments. The results of computational studies imply that any Ph⋯Zn interactions in the compounds are weak at best. Preliminary reactivity studies reveal the compounds to be effective for the stoichiometric hydrozincation and catalytic hydrosilylation of carbonyl compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10490-10492
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number69
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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