Potassium C–F interactions and the structural consequences in N,N0-Bis(2,6-difluorophenyl)formamidinate complexes

Werner, Daniel, Deacon, Glen, and Junk, Peter (2017) Potassium C–F interactions and the structural consequences in N,N0-Bis(2,6-difluorophenyl)formamidinate complexes. Inorganics, 5 (2).

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Treatment of K[N(SiMe3)2] with N,N'-bis(2,6-difluorophenyl)formamidine (DFFormH)in toluene, resulted in the formation of [K(DFForm)]∞ (1) as a poorly soluble material. Upon dissolution in thf and layering with n-hexane, 1 was crystallised and identified as a two-dimensional polymer, in which all fluorine and nitrogen atoms, and also part of one aryl group, bridge between four symmetry equivalent potassium ions, giving rise to a completely unique ????4-(N,N',F,F'):(N,N'):????4(Ar-C(2,3,4,5,6)):(F'',F''') DFForm coordination. The two-dimensional nature of the polymer could be deconstructed to one dimension by crystallisation from neat thf at -35 ॰C, giving [K2(DFForm)2(thf)2]∞ (2), where the thf molecules bridge the monomeric units. Complete polymer dissociation was observed when 1 was crystallised from toluene/????-hexane mixtures in the presence of 18-crown-6, giving [K(DFForm)(18-crown-6)] (3), which showed unprecedented ????(N,Cispo,F)DFForm coordination, rather than the expected ????(N,N') coordination.

Item ID: 52683
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: potassium; formamidinate; C-F bond; coordination chemistry
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ISSN: 2304-6740
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP160101640
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 01:36
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