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A three-coordinate iron–silylene complex stabilized by ligand–ligand dispersion forces

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Abstract

The structural and bonding properties of a three-coordinate N-heterocyclic silyene (NHSi) complex of the iron(II) amide [Fe{N(SiMe3)2}2] are reported. Computational studies reveal that dispersion forces between the amido SiMe3 substituents and the isopropyl substituents on the NHSi ligand significantly enhance the stability of the complex, along with Fe-to-Si π-backbonding.

Graphical abstract: A three-coordinate iron–silylene complex stabilized by ligand–ligand dispersion forces

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Submitted
21 Jun 2016
Accepted
25 Jun 2016
First published
27 Jun 2016

Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 11301-11305
Article type
Communication
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A three-coordinate iron–silylene complex stabilized by ligand–ligand dispersion forces

M. M. Hänninen, K. Pal, B. M. Day, T. Pugh and R. A. Layfield, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 11301
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02486F

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