Experimental and theoretical investigations on the synthesis, structure, reactivity, and bonding of the stannylene-iron complex Bis bis(2-tert-butyl-4,5,6-trimethyl-phenyl)SnFe (eta6-toluene) (Sn-Fe-Sn)


The pi-(arene)bis(stannylene) complex bis(bis(2-tert-butyl-4,5,6-trimethylphenyl)SnFe(eta6-toluene) (Sn-Fe-Sn, 15) is accessible in high yields by a metal-atom-mediated synthesis between iron atoms, toluene, and the stannylene [bis(2-tert-butyl-4,5,6-trimethylphenyl)Sn](3). Complex 15 has a half-sandwich structure with short Fe -Sn bonds (2.432(1) A) and a… (More)