A Terminal and Four-Coordinate Titanium Alkylidene Prepared by Oxidatively Induced α-Hydrogen Abstraction
2003-04-24T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
One-electron oxidation of the β-diketiminate titanium(III) bis-neopentyl complex (Nacnac)Ti(CH2tBu)2 (Nacnac = [Ar]NC(Me)CHC(Me)N[Ar], Ar = 2,6-(CHMe2)2C6H3) promotes α-abstraction to afford the rare and terminal four-coordinate neopentylidene (Nacnac)TiCHtBu(OTf), which was structurally characterized. Alkylidene (Nacnac)TiCHtBu(OTf) reacts cleanly with benzophenone and the imine functionality of the Nacnac ligand to afford the corresponding Wittig-type products.
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