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Dalton Trans. 2014 Feb 14;43(6):2448-57. doi: 10.1039/c3dt52790e. Epub 2013 Dec 4.

A cascade reaction: ring-opening insertion of dioxaphospholane into lutetium alkyl bonds.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada. p.hayes@uleth.ca.

Abstract

Geometrically constrained dioxaphospholane rings were incorporated into a bis(phosphinimine)carbazole ligand (HL) in an effort to generate an ancillary ligand system that is capable of supporting reactive lutetium alkyl functionalities and resistant to cyclometalation reactivity. This new ligand was used to prepare a lutetium dialkyl species, LLu(CH2SiMe3)2; however, the complex exhibited low thermal stability at ambient temperature. This dialkyl compound was found to be highly susceptible to a cascading inter- and intramolecular reaction that resulted in the sole formation of an asymmetric bimetallic tetraalkoxide complex. The product of this reaction, generated by the ring-opening insertion of dioxaphospholane moieties into lutetium-carbon bonds, was characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction.

PMID:
24306090
DOI:
10.1039/c3dt52790e

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