Rearrangements and stereomutations of metallacycles derived from allenes and imidozirconium complexes.

The mechanisms of the rearrangements and stereoinversion of azametallacyclobutenes generated via [2+2] cycloaddition of allenes and imidozirconium complexes have been studied. Metallacycles derived from allenes bearing beta-hydrogen atoms racemize at room temperature by reversible beta-hydride elimination, a process which is also responsible for their… (More)