X-ray crystallographic and theoretical comparison of Ge[2,4,6-(CF3)3C6H2]2 and Ge[N(SiMe3)2]2 as ligands in (Ph3P)2NiGeX2 complexes

J. E. Bender IV, A. J. Shusterman, M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. W. Kampf

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A new transition metal germylene complex, (Ph3P)2NiGe[2,4,6-(CF3)3C 6H2]2 (2), has been synthesized and structurally characterized. The metrical parameters of complex 2 are compared and contrasted with the previously synthesized complexes (Ph3P)2NiGe[N(SiMe3)2]2 (3) and (Et3P)2PtGe[N(SiMe3)2]2 (1). Nonlocal BP86 density functional calculations support the presence of Ni-Ge d-p π bonding in complexes 2 and 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1552
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes

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