Issue 89, 2016

Activation of SO2 by [Zn(Cp*)2] and [(Cp*)ZnI–ZnI(Cp*)]


Interesting reactivity was observed in reactions of SO2 with [Zn(Cp*)2] and [(Cp*)ZnI–ZnI(Cp*)]. These reactions proceeded with insertion of SO2 into the Zn–C bonds. Spectacularly, the lability of the C–S bond in the O2SCp* ligands led to the thermal decomposition of [Zn(O2SCp*)2(tmeda)] to afford [Zn2(μ-SO3)(μ-S2O4)(tmeda)2].

Graphical abstract: Activation of SO2 by [Zn(Cp*)2] and [(Cp*)ZnI–ZnI(Cp*)]

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08 Jul 2016
16 Sep 2016
First published
26 Sep 2016
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Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13090-13093

Activation of SO2 by [Zn(Cp*)2] and [(Cp*)ZnI–ZnI(Cp*)]

R. P. Kelly, N. Kazeminejad, C. A. Lamsfus, L. Maron and P. W. Roesky, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13090 DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05638E

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