Ligand Exchange Reactions of [Et4N]3[W2(CO)6(OMe)3]. A Reactive Binuclear Tungsten(0) Carbonyl Center

@inproceedings{Klausmeyer2003LigandER,
  title={Ligand Exchange Reactions of [Et4N]3[W2(CO)6(OMe)3]. A Reactive Binuclear Tungsten(0) Carbonyl Center},
  author={Kevin K. Klausmeyer and Rafael A. Adrian and M. Usman Khan and Joseph H. Reibenspies},
  year={2003}
}
The complex [Et4N]3[W2(CO)6(OMe)3] (1) has been shown to undergo ligand substitution of the methoxide in the presence of alcohols. This reaction proceeds provided the incoming alcohol is more acidic than the afforded methanol. The reaction is facile at room temperature, with completion of reaction being attained in less than an hour. The exchange for the substituted aryl alcohols 4-aminophenol (2), 4-hydroxypyridine (3), 3-hydroxypyridine (4), 4-cyanophenol (5), and 3-cyanophenol (6) was… CONTINUE READING