First-row early transition metal complexes with a highly sterically demanding triisopropylphenyl amino triphenolate ligand: synthesis and applications†
Amino triphenolate ligands have been widely used for the synthesis of various transition metal complexes aiming at various applications such as ring-opening polymerization, olefin polymerization, and sulfoxidation. However, the introduction of highly sterically demanding aromatic substituents, such as triisopropylphenyl (TRIP), to the amino triphenolate ligand has not been previously reported probably due to the synthetic difficulty. In six-step reactions using commercial materials, a highly sterically demanding amino triphenolate ligand was successfully synthesized, and early transition metal complexes (Ti, V, Cr, Mn) supported by the ligand were also obtained and fully characterized. In addition, titanium and chromium complexes were further used for catalytic sulfoxidation, and polymerization of ethylene, respectively.
- This article is part of the themed collection: The central role of the d-block metals in the periodic table