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Metal Coordination to a Dimetallaoctatetrayne


The reactions of the ditungstaoctatetrayne [(Tp*)(CO)2W(≡CC≡CC≡CC≡)W(CO)2(Tp*)] with several metal complexes has been investigated. Addition of [Co2(CO)8] occurs across the internal C≡C bonds, whereas [AuCl(SMe2)] initially delivers ‘AuCl’ across the W≡C carbyne bonds before undergoing further reaction to oxidise the tungsten and replace the carbonyl ligands with chloride in [(Tp*)Cl2W(≡CC≡CC≡CC≡)WCl2(Tp*)] with retention of the ditungstaoctatetrayne bridge. Reaction with [AuCl(PR3)] (R = Ph, Cy) in the presence of AgPF6 prevents this oxidation and adds [AuPR3]+ across the W≡C bonds to give dicationic derivatives. Finally, the reaction with [Pt(nbe)3] (nbe = norbornene, bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene) and 1,5-cyclooctadiene (COD) adds a ‘Pt(COD)’ unit to one or both tungsten–carbon bonds, allowing both the mono- and diplatinum complexes to be isolated.

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2019, accepted on 09 Aug 2019 and first published on 09 Aug 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03041G
Dalton Trans., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Metal Coordination to a Dimetallaoctatetrayne

    A. Hill, B. Frogley and A. R. Delaney, Dalton Trans., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03041G

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