Lina M. Epstein

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Structural, spectroscopic, and electronic features of weak hydrogen-bonded complexes of CpM(CO)(3)H (M = Mo (1a), W (1b)) hydrides with organic bases (phosphine oxides R(3)PO (R = n-C(8)H(17), NMe(2)), amines NMe(3), NEt(3), and pyridine) are determined experimentally (variable temperature IR) and computationally (DFT/M05). The intermediacy of these(More)
Combining variable-temperature infrared and NMR spectroscopic studies with quantum-chemical calculations (density functional theory (DFT) and natural bond orbital) allowed us to address the problem of competition between MH (M = transition metal) and BH hydrogens as proton-accepting sites in dihydrogen bond (DHB) and to unravel the mechanism of proton(More)
The interaction of the η(1)-tetrahydroborate copper(i) complex (triphos)Cu(η(1)-BH4) () with proton donors [CF3CH2OH (TFE), (CF3)2CHOH (HFIP), (CF3)3COH (PFTB), PhOH, p-NO2C6H4OH (PNP), p-NO2C6H4N[double bond, length as m-dash]NC6H4OH (PNAP), CF3OH] was a subject of a combined IR spectroscopic and theoretical investigation. Spectral (Δν) and thermodynamic(More)
The mechanism of transition-metal tetrahydroborate dimerization was established for the first time on the example of (Ph(3)P)(2)Cu(η(2)-BH(4)) interaction with different proton donors [MeOH, CH(2)FCH(2)OH, CF(3)CH(2)OH, (CF(3))(2)CHOH, (CF(3))(3)CHOH, p-NO(2)C(6)H(4)OH, p-NO(2)C(6)H(4)N═NC(6)H(4)OH, p-NO(2)C(6)H(4)NH(2)] using the combination of(More)
The combination of variable temperature (190-297 K) IR and NMR spectroscopy studies with quantum-chemical calculations at the DFT/B3PW91 and AIM level had the aim to determine the mechanism of proton transfer to CpRuH(dppe) (1, dppe = Ph(2)P(CH(2))(2)PPh(2)) and the structures of intermediates. Dihydrogen bond (DHB) formation was established in the case of(More)
The interaction of [NbCp(2)H(3)] with fluorinated alcohols to give dihydrogen-bonded complexes was studied by a combination of IR, NMR and DFT methods. IR spectra were examined in the range from 200-295 K, affording a clear picture of dihydrogen-bond formation when [NbCp(2)H(3)]/HOR(f) mixtures (HOR(f) = hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) or(More)
The interaction of CpM(CO)3H (M = Mo, W) hydrides as proton donors with different bases (B = pyridine, (n-Oc)3PO, ((CH3)2N)3PO, H3BNEt3) was studied by variable temperature IR spectroscopy and theoretically by DFT/B3LYP calculations. The data obtained show for the first time the formation of intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the neutral transition metal(More)
The interaction of the ruthenium hydride complex CpRuH(CO)(PCy(3)) (1) with proton donors HOR of different strength was studied in hexane and compared with data in dichloromethane. The formation of dihydrogen-bonded complexes (2) and ion pairs stabilized by hydrogen bonds between the dihydrogen ligand and the anion (3) was observed. Kinetics of the(More)
Low-temperature (200 K) protonation of [Mo(CO)(Cp*)H(PMe(3))(2)] (1) by Et(2)OHBF(4) gives a different result depending on a subtle solvent change: The dihydrogen complex [Mo(CO)(Cp*)(eta(2)-H(2))(PMe(3))(2)](+) (2) is obtained in THF, whereas the tautomeric classical dihydride [Mo(CO)(Cp*)(H)(2)(PMe(3))(2)](+) (3) is the only observable product in(More)