Bulky formamidinate-supported lanthanoid halides and alkyls, including a rare terminal La-Me species

Cole, Marcus L., Deacon, Glen B., Junk, Peter C., and Wang, Jun (2013) Bulky formamidinate-supported lanthanoid halides and alkyls, including a rare terminal La-Me species. Organometallics, 32 (5). pp. 1370-1378.

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Abstract

The oxidation of [Sm(DippForm)(2)(thf)(2)] (1; DippFormH = N,N'-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)forrnamidine) by tert-butyl chloride, 1,2-dibromoethane, and iodine, respectively, at ambient temperature led to the isolation of the light yellow crystalline samarium(III) halide complexes [Sm(DippForm)(2)X(thf)] (2, X = Cl; 3, X = Br; 4, X = I) in good yield. The subsequent metathesis reaction of [Ln(DippForm)(2)X(thf)] (2, Ln = Sm, X = Cl; Ln = La, X = F) with LiMe and LiCH2SiMe3 generated the samarium alkyl complexes [Sm(DippForm)(2)R(thf)] (5, R = Me; 6, R = CH2SiMe3) and the rare terminal La-Me complex [La-(DippForm)(2)Me(thf)] (7). The attempted ligand exchange reaction of 7 with 1,2,3,4-tetraphenylcyclopentadiene gave, unexpectedly, the homoleptic tris-(formamidinato)lanthanum complex [La(DippForm)(3)](8) in very low yield. The redox transmetalation/protolysis (RTP) reaction from samarium metal with bis(2-bromo-3,4,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl)mercury and DippFormH in thf yielded the mono(formamidinato)samarium(III) complex [Sm(DippForm)Br-2(thf)(3)] (9) as a coproduct with the bis(formamidinate) 3. Redox reaction of the divalent samarium complex [Sm(DippForm)(2)(thf)(2)] (1) with ciiphenylmercury resulted in the ethenolate complex [Sm(DippForm)(2)(OCH=CH2)(thf)] (10) instead of the target Sm-Ph complex, the product resulting from the decomposition of Lewis base thf molecules.

Item ID: 29643
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: earth-metal complexes; molecular-structure; methyl complexes; structural chemistry; crystal-structures; reactivity; ligands; samarium(ii); organolanthanide; (c5me5)2SM(thf)2
ISSN: 1520-6041
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:34
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030202 f-Block Chemistry @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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