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Pentaarylfullerenes as Noncoordinating Cyclopentadienyl Anions

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posted on 05.01.2009, 00:00 authored by Marco W. Bouwkamp, Auke Meetsma
The first example of an early-transition-metal complex involving a pentaarylfullerene was prepared. Instead of half-sandwich complexes, solvent separated ion pairs were obtained in which the pentaarylfullerene moiety acts as noncoordinating cyclopentadienyl anion.