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Compounds [Re(bipy)(CO)(3)(HIm)]OTf (1) and [Mo(η(3)-C(3)H(4)-R-2)(CO)(2)(HIm)(phen)]BAr'(4) [R = Me (2a), H (2b); Ar' = 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl; HIm = 1H-imidazole] were prepared from 1H-imidazole and either [Re(OTf)(bipy)(CO)(3)] or [MoCl(η(3)-C(3)H(4)-R-2)(CO)(2)(phen)]. Compounds 1, 2a, and 2b were deprotonated to afford the terminal… (More)
4,4'-Disubstituted-2,2'-bipyridine ligands coordinated to Mo(II) and Re(I) cationic fragments become dearomatized by an intramolecular nucleophilic attack from a deprotonated N-alkylimidazole ligand in cis disposition. The subsequent protonation of these neutral complexes takes place on a pyridine carbon atom rather than at nitrogen, weakening an aromatic… (More)
Pyridine ring opening occurs in the reaction of [Re(CO)3(MeIm)(bipy)]OTf with KN(SiMe3)2 followed by double methylation with methyl trifluoromethanesulfonate. Analogues of the neutral product of the initial deprotonation and of the product of the first methylation were isolated by using mesitylimidazole (MesIm) in place of methylimidazole (MeIm) and/or… (More)
Complexes [Re(ONCMe2)(CO)3(bipy)] (1) and [Re(ONCMe2)(CO)3(phen)] (2), synthesized by reaction of the respective triflato precursors [Re(OTf)(CO)3(N-N)] (N-N = bipy, phen) with KONCMe2, feature O-bonded monodentate oximato ligands. Compound [Re(CO)3(phen)(HONCMe2)]BAr'4 (3), with a monodentate N-bonded oxime ligand, was prepared by reaction of… (More)
Ligand activation: Deprotonation of the nitrile or isonitrile complexes [Re(CO)3(N-RIm)2(L)](+) (N-RIm = N-alkylimidazole; L = N≡CtBu, C≡NtBu) selectively afforded alkylidenamido or iminoacyl derivatives, respectively, in which C-C coupling has occurred. Protonation of the latter complex leads to aminocarbene products.
Active species, product distributions and a suggested catalytic cycle are reported for the dehydrocoupling of the phosphine-borane H(3)B·P(t)Bu(2)H to give HP(t)Bu(2)BH(2)P(t)Bu(2)BH(3) using the [Rh(COD)(2)][BAr(F)(4)] pre-catalyst.
Complexes [Re(CO)(3)(N-RIm)(3)]OTf (N-RIm=N-alkylimidazole, OTf=trifluoromethanesulfonate; 1a-d) have been straightforwardly synthesised from [Re(OTf)(CO)(5)] and the appropriate N-alkylimidazole. The reaction of compounds 1a-d with the strong base KN(SiMe(3))(2) led to deprotonation of a central C-H group of an imidazole ligand, thus affording very highly… (More)
Rhenium tricarbonyl complexes with three N-heterocyclic ligands (N-alkylimidazoles or pyridines) undergo deprotonation with KN(SiMe(3))(2) and then oxidation with AgOTf to afford complexes with pyridylimidazole or bipyridine bidentate ligands resulting from deprotonation, C-C coupling and rearomatization.
The synthesis of a range of bis(phosphine)boronium salts is reported [(R2HP)2BH2][X] (R = Ph, (t)Bu, Cy) in which the counter anion is also varied (X(-) = Br(-), [OTf](-), [BAr(F)4](-), Ar(F) = 3,5-(CF3)2C6H3). Characterization in the solid-state by X-ray diffraction suggests there are weak hydrogen bonds between the PH units of the boronium cation and the… (More)