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Selective Dilithiation of [Ti(η5-C5H5)(η8-C8H8)] and Subsequent Conversion into Neutral and Cationic ansa-Complexes

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posted on 20.04.2011, 00:00 by Holger Braunschweig, Marco Fuss, Thomas Kupfer, Krzysztof Radacki
Selective dimetalation of a sandwich complex featuring the cyclooctatetraene ligand has been accomplished for the first time. The isolation of the dilithiated species 1 subsequently enabled the isolation of a paramagnetic [2]stannatitanoarenophane (2) via salt elimination reaction. Chemical oxidation resulted in the formation of a rare example of a cationic ansa-complex (3).