A new class of salicylaldiminato tin(II) catalysts having different alkoxy side chains has been developed. The ligands were modified to have different lengths and flexibilities such as –(CH2)2– (2a), –(CH2)3– (2b), –(ortho-C6H4)CH2– (2c) and –(CH2)2–O–(CH2)2– (2d). Complexes 2a, b were characterized crystallographically revealing a more constrained… (More)
The title salt, (C(19)H(18)NO(2))(2)[Cu(2)Br(6)], was obtained from an attempt to synthesize the copper(II) complex of 2,6-bis-(2-meth-oxy-phen-yl)pyridine (L) from a reaction between CuBr(2) and one equivalent of L in CH(2)Cl(2) at room temperature. The resulting compound is the salt of the 2,6-bis-(2-meth-oxy-phen-yl)pyridinium cation and 0.5 equivalents… (More)
A series of bis(amidinate) tin(II) complexes is synthesized and shown to rapidly polymerize ε-caprolactone (ε-CL) in the presence and absence of benzyl alcohol giving high-molecular-weight poly(ε-CL) (M(n) up to 160,600 Da). Ligands having electron donating groups were found to accelerate the polymerization by making the complex more nucleophilic.