Side-on bound complexes of phenyl- and methyl-diazene.


Treatment of trans-[FeCl(2)(dmpe)(2)] with phenylhydrazine and 1 equiv of base afforded the side-on bound phenylhydrazido complex cis-[Fe(η(2)-NH(2)NPh)(dmpe)(2)](+). Further deprotonation of the phenylhydrazido complex afforded the side-on bound phenyldiazene complex cis-[Fe(η(2)-HN═NPh)(dmpe)(2)] as a mixture of diastereomers. Treatment of cis-[RuCl(2)(dmpe)(2)] with phenylhydrazine or methylhydrazine afforded the end-on bound phenylhydrazine or methylhydrazine complexes cis-[RuCl(η(1)-NH(2)NHR)(dmpe)(2)](+) (R = Ph, Me). Treatment of the substituted hydrazine complexes with base afforded the side-on bound phenylhydrazido complex cis-[Ru(η(2)-NH(2)NPh)(dmpe)(2)](+) as well as the phenyldiazene and methyldiazene complexes cis-[Ru(η(2)-HN═NR)(dmpe)(2)] (R = Ph, Me). cis-[RuCl(η(1)-NH(2)NHR)(dmpe)(2)](+) (R = Ph, Me), cis-[M(η(2)-NH(2)NPh)(dmpe)(2)](+) (M = Fe, Ru) and cis-[Ru(η(2)-HN═NPh)(dmpe)(2)] were characterized structurally by X-ray crystallography. cis-[Ru(η(2)-HN═NPh)(dmpe)(2)] is the first side-on bound phenyldiazene complex to be structurally characterized. In the structure of cis-[Ru(η(2)-HN═NPh)(dmpe)(2)], the geometry of the coordinated diazene fragment is significantly nonplanar (CNNH angle 137°) suggesting that the complex is probably better described as a Ru(II) metallodiaziridine than a Ru(0) diazene π-complex.

DOI: 10.1021/ic2027225

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@article{Field2012SideonBC, title={Side-on bound complexes of phenyl- and methyl-diazene.}, author={Leslie D Field and Hsiu L Li and Scott J Dalgarno and Ruaraidh D McIntosh}, journal={Inorganic chemistry}, year={2012}, volume={51 6}, pages={3733-42} }