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SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND PROPERTIES OF [CP-ASTERISK-M(NO)(ETA(2)-CH(2)PH)(NCME)]BF4 SALTS (M=MO, W) AND RELATED COMPLEXES - THE STABILIZING INFLUENCE OF BENZYL LIGANDS

TitleSYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND PROPERTIES OF [CP-ASTERISK-M(NO)(ETA(2)-CH(2)PH)(NCME)]BF4 SALTS (M=MO, W) AND RELATED COMPLEXES - THE STABILIZING INFLUENCE OF BENZYL LIGANDS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsDryden, NH, Legzdins, P, Sayers, SF, Trotter, J, Yee, VC
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie
Volume73
Pagination1035-1043
Date PublishedJul
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0008-4042
KeywordsARYL, ASYMMETRIC COMPLEXES, BENZYL, CARBON-MONOXIDE, CATIONS, CP’M(NO)R2, {ALKYL
Abstract

Treatment of orange solutions of Cp*M(NO)(eta(2)-CH(2)Ph)Cl (M = Mo or W) with an equimolar amount of solid AgBF4 in MeCN affords the salts [Cp*M(NO)(eta(2)-CH(2)Ph)(NCMe)]BF4 as analytically pure crystals in good yields. Both orange complexes have been subjected to single-crystal X-ray crystallographic analyses in order to establish their molecular geometries and their intramolecular metrical parameters. Both salts consist of discrete organometallic cations and tetrahedral BF4- anions, the intramolecular dimensions of the two cationic complexes being essentially the same and resembling those found for related Cp*M(NO)-containing compounds. The isolated [Cp*M(NO)(eta(2)-CH(2)Ph)(NCMe)](+) cations are quite electrophilic, being able to abstract Cl- from a NaCl IR cell to revert to their chloro precursors. However, treatment of the [Cp*W(NO)(eta(2)-CH(2)Ph)(NCMe)]BF4 salt with various unsaturated substrates (e.g., diphenylacetylene, 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, carbon monoxide, and acetone) in CDCl3 results in no detectable chemical reaction. Lewis bases weaker than Cl- evidently cannot displace the acetonitrile ligand from the coordination sphere of the metal or induce the benzyl ligand to diminish its hapticity. Such a diminution does occur for the CH(2)Ph ligand when the MeCN group in the cationic complexes is replaced by a carboxylate anion to produce neutral Cp’M(NO)(eta(1)-CH(2)Ph)(eta(2)-O(2)CR) complexes. The latter complexes are obtainable by treatment of Cp*M(NO)(eta(2)-CH(2)Ph)Cl with AgO(2)CR (R = CH(Et)(Ph)) in CH2Cl2 and have been fully characterized by conventional spectroscopic methods.

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