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Reactions of SF6 with Organotitanium and Organozirconium Complexes:  The “Inert” SF6 as a Reactive Fluorinating Agent

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posted on 31.08.2005, 00:00 by Rehan Basta, Benjamin G. Harvey, Atta M. Arif, Richard D. Ernst
The normally remarkably inert SF6 has been found to be quite reactive toward low valent organometallic compounds, under conditions in which usually powerful fluorinating agents may be less reactive. Reaction of SF6 with Ti[1,3-C5H3(t-Bu)2](6,6-dmch)(PMe3), for example, leads to {Ti[1,3-C5H3(t-Bu)2]F2}4 (dmch = dimethylcyclohexadienyl), whose structure is based on a cube of fluoride ions with the ligated titanium centers situated above four coplanar face centers.

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