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Issue 24, 2005
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Group 14 triple-decker cations

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Abstract

The triple-decker cations trans-[(Cp*Sn)2(μ-η55-Cp*)]+ and trans-[(Cp*Pb)2(μ-η55-Cp*)]+ have been prepared and structurally characterized as their [B(C6F5)4] salts from the reactions of [Cp*M][B(C6F5)4] (M = Sn, Pb) with the appropriate decamethylmetallocene. Both triple-decker cations adopt a cisoid arrangement of terminal Cp* groups, whereas the two known triple-decker main-group anions possess a transoid arrangement of terminal Cp groups. The reason for this conformational difference has been probed on the basis of DFT calculations.

Graphical abstract: Group 14 triple-decker cations

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Submitted
20 Jul 2005
Accepted
09 Sep 2005
First published
22 Sep 2005

Dalton Trans., 2005, 3846-3851
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Group 14 triple-decker cations

J. N. Jones, J. A. Moore, A. H. Cowley and C. L. B. Macdonald, Dalton Trans., 2005, 3846
DOI: 10.1039/B510337A

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