Methyl transfer from Fe (and Mo) to Sn: formation of (eta(5)-C(5)H(5))M(CO)(n)Sn(t)Bu(2)Me (M = Fe, n = 2; M = Mo, n = 3) complexes from photochemical irradiation of (eta(5)-C(5)H(5))M(CO)(n)Me and (t)Bu(2)SnH(2).


Formation of an Sn-CH(3) bond, concomitantly with an Sn-M (M = Fe, Mo), is readily achieved from the photochemical reactions of (t)Bu(2)SnH(2) with (eta(5)-C(5)H(5))M(CO)(n)Me (M = Fe, n = 2; M = Mo, n = 3) via the intermediacy of (eta(5)-C(5)H(5))M(CO)(n)Sn(t)Bu(2)H. 
DOI: 10.1039/b925851e


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