Fluorinated tris(pyrazolyl)borate ligands without the problematic hydride moiety: isolation of copper(I) ethylene and copper(I)-tin(II) complexes using [MeB(3-(CF3)Pz)3]-.


The thallium derivative of a fluorinated, B-methylated, tris(pyrazolyl)borate ligand, [MeB(3-(CF3)Pz)3]-, has been synthesized via a two-step process using the corresponding pyrazole, Li[MeBH3], and thallium(I) acetate. Reaction of [MeB(3-(CF3)Pz)3]Tl with CuBr in the presence of ethylene leads to [MeB(3-(CF3)Pz)3]Cu(C2H4). It is a thermally stable solid… (More)