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Stable coordination complexes of α-diimines with Nb(V) and Ta(V) halides

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Uncommon examples of coordination compounds of high valent transition metals with α-diimines were obtained and characterized by IR and NMR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and/or DFT analysis. The 1 : 1 molar reactions of NbF5 with a selection of α-diimines afforded the ionic compounds [NbF4(DADR)2][NbF6] (DADR = DADDip, 1a; DADXyl, 1b; DADMes, 1c) in 80–90% yields. The addition of DADDip to NbOCl3 gave NbOCl3(DADDip), 7 (62% yield). [MBr4(DADDip)][MBr6] (M = Nb, 7a; M = Ta, 7b) were afforded in moderate yields from MBr5 and DADDip. The reactions of NbCl5 with DADDip and DADXyl proceeded with non-selective activation of the organic substrate affording complex mixtures of products, including the quinoxalinium salt [{2,6-C6H3(CHMe2)2}N(CH)2NCC(CHMe2)(CH)3C][NbCl6], 2, the Nb(IV) coordination complex NbCl4(DADDip), 3, the N-(monoprotonated) α-diimine salts [DADDip(H)][MCl6], 4a–b, and the iminomethyl-imidazolium [(2,6-C6H3Me2)NCHCHN(2,6-C6H3Me2)CCHN(2,6-C6H3Me2)][NbCl6], 5.

Graphical abstract: Stable coordination complexes of α-diimines with Nb(v) and Ta(v) halides

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The article was received on 10 Jan 2018, accepted on 24 Jan 2018 and first published on 09 Feb 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00122G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
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    Stable coordination complexes of α-diimines with Nb(V) and Ta(V) halides

    N. Bartalucci, M. Bortoluzzi, G. Pampaloni, C. Pinzino, S. Zacchini and F. Marchetti, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00122G

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