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A β-Carbon elimination strategy for convenient in situ access to cyclopentadienyl metal complexes

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Abstract

The electronic and steric properties of tailored cyclopentadienyl (Cp) ligands are powerful handles to modulate the catalytic properties of their metal complexes. This requires the individual preparation, purification and storage of each ligand/metal combination. Alternative, ideally in situ, complexation protocols would be of high utility. We disclose a new approach to access Cp metal complexes. Common metal precursors rapidly react with cyclopentadienyl carbinols via β-carbon eliminations to directly give the Cp-metal complexes. An advantage of this is the direct and flexible use of storable pre-ligands. No auxiliary base is required and the Cp complexes can be prepared in situ in the reaction vessel for subsequent catalytic transformations.

Graphical abstract: A β-Carbon elimination strategy for convenient in situ access to cyclopentadienyl metal complexes

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2017, accepted on 24 Aug 2017 and first published on 24 Aug 2017


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02986A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 7174-7179
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    A β-Carbon elimination strategy for convenient in situ access to cyclopentadienyl metal complexes

    G. Smits, B. Audic, M. D. Wodrich, C. Corminboeuf and N. Cramer, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 7174
    DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02986A

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