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Turning a New Leaf on Metal-TMC Chemistry: NiII(TMC) Acetylides

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posted on 2015-10-19, 00:00 authored by Sarah F. Tyler, Sean N. Natoli, Bess Vlaisavljevich, Phillip E. Fanwick, Tong Ren
Novel [Ni­(TMC)­CCY]+-type compounds 14 [TMC = 1,4,8,11-tetramethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane; Y = SiMe3 (1), SiiPr3 (2), Ph (3), and C2H (4)] have been synthesized and characterized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies revealed that these compounds adopt a distorted square-pyramidal geometry, with the acetylide ligand occupying the apical position and a RSRS isomer for the TMC ligand. The room temperature magnetic properties of 14 are consistent with an S = 1 ground state, as corroborated by CASSCF and density functional theory calculations, which indicate that the singly occupied molecular orbitals are dz2 and dx2y2.