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Synthesis and Reactivity of Manganese Tricarbonyl Complexes of the Centropolyindanes 10-Methyltribenzotriquinacene and Fenestrindane

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posted on 2000-04-26, 00:00 authored by Conor A. Dullaghan, Gene B. Carpenter, Dwight A. Sweigart, Dietmar Kuck, Caterina Fusco, Ruggero Curci
The cationic manganese tricarbonyl moiety is readily coordinated to an arene ring of the centropolyindanes 10-methyltribenzotriquinacene (MTBT) and fenestrindane (FET) to afford [(MTBT)Mn(CO)3]+ (1) and [(FET)Mn(CO)3]+ (2). An X-ray structure of 1 shows that the metal is coordinated to the convex face of the MTBT ligand. Both 1 and 2 are electrophilically activated and readily undergo regioselective and stereoselective addition reactions with mild nucleophiles.

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