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Synthesis and reactions of a zirconium naphthalene complex bearing a tetraanionic C-capped triaryloxide ligand

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Treatment of [(O3C)Zr(thf)3] (1; [O3C]4− = [(3,5-tBu2-2-OC6H2)3C]4−) with 2 equiv. of potassium naphthalenide in DME produced [{K(dme)}2(O3C)Zr(C10H8)] (2), in which the [(O3C)Zr] fragment is η4-bound to one ring of the naphthalene ligand. Complex 2 underwent facile exchange with free naphthalene, and addition of anthracene into a solution of 2 resulted in clean formation of an anthracene complex [{K2(dme)3}(O3C)Zr(C14H10)] (3). The reaction of 2 with an excess of Me3SiN3 involves generation of an imide intermediate via extrusion of N2 and Si–N bond cleavage, and an amide complex [{K(thf)2}(O3C)Zr{N(SiMe3)2}(thf)] (4) was isolated. Analogously, treatment of 2 with mesityl azide (MesN3) followed by addition of Me3SiN3 afforded [{K(thf)2}(O3C)Zr{N(Mes)(SiMe3)}(thf)] (5). Hydrogenation of 2 provided a hydride-bridged dizirconium complex [{K(thf)2}3{(O3C)Zr}2(μ-H)3] (6) along with tetralin. The solid-state structures of 2, 4, and 5 were established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and reactions of a zirconium naphthalene complex bearing a tetraanionic C-capped triaryloxide ligand

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The article was received on 10 May 2016, accepted on 10 Jun 2016 and first published on 22 Jun 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01848C
Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 15879-15885

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    Synthesis and reactions of a zirconium naphthalene complex bearing a tetraanionic C-capped triaryloxide ligand

    Y. Nakanishi, Y. Ishida and H. Kawaguchi, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 15879
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01848C

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