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J Am Chem Soc. 2010 Mar 24;132(11):3691-3. doi: 10.1021/ja100214e.

Phosphinidene complexes of scandium: powerful PAr group-transfer vehicles to organic and inorganic substrates.

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Department of Chemistry and Molecular Structure Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA.


The first phosphinidene complexes of scandium are reported in this contribution. When complex (PNP)Sc(CH(3))Br (1) is treated with 1 equiv of LiPH[Trip] (Trip = 2,4,6-(i)Pr(3)C(6)H(2)), the dinuclear scandium phosphinidene complex [(PNP)Sc(mu(2)-P[Trip])](2) (2) is obtained. However, treating 1 with a bulkier primary phosphide produces the mononuclear scandium ate complex [(PNP)Sc(mu(2)-P[DMP])(mu(2)-Br)Li] (3) (DMP = 2,6-Mes(2)C(6)H(3)). The Li cation in 3 can be partially encapsulated with DME to furnish a phosphinidene salt derivative, (PNP)Sc(mu(2)-P[DMP])(mu(2)-Br)Li(DME)] (4). We also demonstrate that complex 3 can readily deliver the phosphinidene ligand to organic substrates such as OCPh(2) and Cl(2)PMes* as well as inorganic fragments such as Cp(2)ZrCl(2), Cp*(2)TiCl(2), and Cp(2)TiCl(2) in the presence of P(CH(3))(3). Complexes 2-4 have been fully characterized, including single crystal X-ray diffraction and DFT studies.


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