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Reactions of (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li·3THF with [(PNP)TiCl2] and [MeNacNacTiCl2·THF]: synthesis of first PNP titanium(IV) complex with the phosphanylphosphinidene ligand [(PNP)Ti(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}]

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Herein, the lithium derivative of diphosphane, (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li (1), is isolated for the first time and investigated in reactions with β-diketiminate (MeNacnac = [Ar]NC(Me)CHC(Me)N[Ar]; Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3) and PNP-pincer (PNP = N[2-PiPr2-4-methylphenyl]2) Ti(III) complexes. The β-diketiminate titanium(III) complex containing the phosphanylphosphido ligand [MeNacNacTi(Cl){η2-P(SiMe3)-P(Ph)tBu}] (2) is prepared via the reaction of [MeNacNacTiCl2·THF] with (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li in toluene solution with good yield and purity. The corresponding titanium(IV) complex involving the phosphanylphosphinidene ligand [MeNacNacTi(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}] (3) is synthesized via the oxidation of complex (2) with [iBu3PAgCl]4. Interestingly, an analogous PNP titanium(IV) complex, [(PNP)Ti(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}] (4), is obtained in the reaction of [(PNP)TiCl2] with (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li in toluene solution and a 1 : 1 molar ratio instead of the expected titanium(III) complex with the phosphanylphosphido ligand. The solid-state structures of (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li·3THF (1), [MeNacNacTi(Cl){η2-P(SiMe3)-P(Ph)tBu}] (2), [MeNacNacTi(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}] (3) and [(PNP)Ti(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}] (4) are determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, which reveals that in all obtained complexes, both the phosphanylphosphinidene (Ph)tBuP-P and phosphanylphosphido (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3) ligands are bidentate-coordinated to the metal center.

Graphical abstract: Reactions of (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li·3THF with [(PNP)TiCl2] and [MeNacNacTiCl2·THF]: synthesis of first PNP titanium(iv) complex with the phosphanylphosphinidene ligand [(PNP)Ti(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}]

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The article was received on 07 May 2018, accepted on 21 Jun 2018 and first published on 22 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01833B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
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    Reactions of (Ph)tBuP-P(SiMe3)Li·3THF with [(PNP)TiCl2] and [MeNacNacTiCl2·THF]: synthesis of first PNP titanium(IV) complex with the phosphanylphosphinidene ligand [(PNP)Ti(Cl){η2-P-P(Ph)tBu}]

    A. Ziółkowska, N. Szynkiewicz, A. Wiśniewska, J. Pikies and Ł. Ponikiewski, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01833B

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