Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Three new types of transition metal carboranylamidinate complexes

Author affiliations

Abstract

Three new types of transition metal carboranylamidinate complexes are reported. The tetranuclear Mn(II) complex Mn4Cl6[(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)]2(THF)4·THF (2) was prepared by treatment of anhydrous MnCl2 with Li[(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)] ([double bond, length as m-dash]Li[HLiPr]) in THF, while the analogous reaction with FeCl2 afforded ionic [Li(DME)3][FeCl2{(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)}] (3). The dinuclear Mo(II) complex Mo2[(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)]2(OAc)2·2THF (4), obtained from Mo2(OAc)4 and 2 equiv. of Li[HLiPr], represents the first example of a M–M multiple bond stabilized by carboranylamidinate ligands. All title compounds were structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The M–M bonding in compound 4 has been further elucidated through Complete Active Space Self Consistent Field (CASSCF) calculations.

Graphical abstract: Three new types of transition metal carboranylamidinate complexes

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 19 Mar 2018, accepted on 12 Apr 2018 and first published on 13 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01064A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    Three new types of transition metal carboranylamidinate complexes

    T. Rädisch, N. Harmgarth, P. Liebing, M. J. Beltrán-Leiva, D. Páez-Hernández, R. Arratia-Pérez, F. Engelhardt, L. Hilfert, F. Oehler, S. Busse and F. T. Edelmann, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01064A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements