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Aromatic interactions in hydrotris(3-methylindazolyl)borate organoniobium complexes: control of an alkyne ligand orientation in the crystal

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Abstract

Reaction of NbCl3(MeOCH2CH2OMe)(PhC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CMe) with KTp4Bo,3Me in THF produces a 68% yield of the dichloro–phenylpropyne complex Tp4Bo,3MeNbCl2(PhC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CMe) [Tp4Bo,3Me = hydrotris(3-methylindazol-1-yl)borate]. As observed by solution NMR spectroscopy, the four-electron donor alkyne sits in the molecular mirror plane and restricted rotation of the alkyne ligand allows the observation of an equilibrium between two rotamers. The conformation of the alkyne ligand in the major isomer is such that the phenyl group is proximal to Tp4Bo,3Me. Unexpectedly, the minor rotamer in solution, that with the distal phenyl group, is observed in the crystal. Analysis of the possible interactions suggest that aromatic interactions are responsible for this unusual observation.

Graphical abstract: Aromatic interactions in hydrotris(3-methylindazolyl)borate organoniobium complexes: control of an alkyne ligand orientation in the crystal

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The article was received on 03 Feb 2006, accepted on 05 Apr 2006 and first published on 19 Apr 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B601652A
New J. Chem., 2006,30, 679-682

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    Aromatic interactions in hydrotris(3-methylindazolyl)borate organoniobium complexes: control of an alkyne ligand orientation in the crystal

    P. Oulié, J. Teichert, L. Vendier, C. Dablemont and M. Etienne, New J. Chem., 2006, 30, 679
    DOI: 10.1039/B601652A

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