Reactions of group III biheterocyclic complexes.

  title={Reactions of group III biheterocyclic complexes.},
  author={Colin T Carver and Diego Ben{\'i}tez and Kevin L. Miller and Bryan N Williams and Ekaterina Tkatchouk and William A. Goddard and Paula L Diaconescu},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={131 29},
Group III alkyl complexes supported by a ferrocene diamide ligand (1,1'-fc(NSi(t)BuMe(2))(2)) have been found to be reactive toward aromatic N-heterocycles such as 1-methylimidazole and pyridines. These reactions were investigated experimentally and computationally. An initial C-H activation event is followed by a coupling reaction to form biheterocyclic complexes, in which one of the rings is dearomatized. In the case of 1-methylimidazole, the biheterocyclic compound could not be isolated and… CONTINUE READING