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Piano-Stool Lutetium Amido and Imido Compounds Supported by a Constrained Bis(oxazoline)cyclopentadienyl Ligand

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posted on 20.07.2015 by Nicole L. Lampland, Jing Zhu, Megan Hovey, Barun Jana, Arkady Ellern, Aaron D. Sadow
{BoMCptet}­Lu­(CH2Ph)2 (1; BoMCptet = MeC­(OxMe2)2C5Me4; OxMe2 = 4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline) was prepared in 95% yield from the reaction of BoMCptetH and Lu­(CH2Ph)3THF3. Compound 1 reacts with 1 or 2 equiv of H2NCH2R (R = C6H5, 1-C10H7) to give the corresponding imido complexes [{BoMCptet}­LuNCH2R]2 (R = C6H5 (2a), 1-C10H7 (2b)) or amido complexes {BoMCptet}­Lu­(NHCH2R)2 (R = C6H5 (3a), 1-C10H7 (3b)). Once isolated, the imido species are insoluble in nonprotic organic solvents. Crystallographic characterization reveals dimeric [{BoMCptet}­LuNCH2(1-C10H7)]2 in the solid state. The reaction of 1 and NH3B­(C6F5)3 affords crystallographically characterized {BoMCptet}­Lu­{NHB­(C6F5)2}­C6F5. This species is proposed to form via a transient lutetium imido, which undergoes C6F5 migration to the lutetium center.

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