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Coordination chemistry of cis,cis and trans,trans 1,1'-[1,2-phenylenebis(methylene)]bis(2,2,3,4,4-pentamethylphosphetane)

Coleman, Dennis Lee, Edwards, Peter Gerald ORCID:, Kariuki, Benson ORCID: and Newman, Paul David ORCID: 2010. Coordination chemistry of cis,cis and trans,trans 1,1'-[1,2-phenylenebis(methylene)]bis(2,2,3,4,4-pentamethylphosphetane). Dalton Transactions 39 (16) , pp. 3842-3850. 10.1039/b924982f

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The cis,cis (5) and trans,trans (9) forms of the bidentate ligand 1,1′-[1,2-phenylenebis(methylene)]bis(2,2,3,4,4-pentamethylphosphetane) have been prepared from common precursors using two separate synthetic routes. The cis,cis isomer is attained selectively through the direct reaction of two mol equivalents of 2,2,3,4,4-pentamethylphosphetane with α,α′-dibromo-o-xylene in acetone. Protection of the 2,2,3,4,4-pentamethylphosphetane with BH3 and conversion to the lithium phosphido-borane prior to adding the α,α′-dihalo-o-xylene leads to the isolation of the trans,trans isomer of 1,1′-[1,2-phenylenebis(methylene)]bis(2,2,3,4,4-pentamethylphosphetane). Both isomers have been fully characterised by spectroscopic and, in the case of the all-cis isomer, single-crystal X-ray methods. The two isomers have been coordinated to Mo(0) to give complexes of the type cis-Mo(CO)4(L). The solid state structures of cis-Mo(CO)4(5), 10, and cis-Mo(CO)4(9), 12, have been determined by single-crystal X-ray methods and reveal significant differences between the two forms, most notably in the chelate bite angle which is 100.68(18)° in 10 compared to 88.12(2)° in 12. Ligand 5 has also been coordinated to Pd(II) and Pd(0) and the structure of the complex Pd(5)Cl2 (11) determined by single-crystal methods. The solid-state structure of Pd(5)Cl2 reveals a significant tetrahedral distortion from the normal square planar geometry.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: RSC
ISSN: 1477-9226
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:08

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