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Chen, Z; Timokhin, I; Schmalle, H W; Fox, T; Blacque, O; Berke, H (2009). Protonic-hydridic bifunctionality: the protonic (2-aminoethyl)dimethylphosphane ligand in nitrosyl tungsten hydride complexes. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009(27):4119-4133.

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The chemistry of nitrosyl tungsten hydrides bearing the (2-aminoethyl)dimethylphosphane ligand (edmp) with an acidic NH functionality was studied. Such complexes were targeted by applying the reaction of WCl3(NO)(CH3CN)2 with edmp, which gave [WCl2(NO)(2-edmp)2][Cl] (1a) and [WCl2(NO)(2-edmp)2][BPh4] (1b). Complex 1b was treated with Zn to produce [W(H)(Cl)(NO)(2-edmp)2][BPh4] (2b). Subsequent attempts with the use of WCl(NO)[P(OMe)3]4 and edmp as starting materials produced {W(NO)(2-edmp)2[P(OMe)3]}[Cl] (3a) at 85 °C and [W(H)(Cl)(NO)(2-edmp)2][Cl] (2a) at 120 °C. Substitution of the P(OMe)3 ligand in {W(2-edmp)2(NO)[P(OMe)3]}[BPh4] (3b) with CO afforded [W(CO)(2-edmp)2(NO)][BPh4] (4b). Complex 4b was treated withNaHBEt3, resulting in a dihydride product [W(CO)trans-(1-edmp)2(H)2(NO)]Na (4c). The chlorido complexes containing one 2-edmp ligand WCl(NO)(2-edmp)(PMe3)2 (5a), WCl(NO)(2-edmp)(CO)(PMe3) (6a), WCl(NO)(2-edmp)[P(OMe)3]2 (5b), and WCl(NO)(CO)(2-edmp)[P(OMe)3] (6b) were prepared and treated with NaHBEt3 to obtain the corresponding hydride species WH(NO)(2-edmp)[P(OMe)3]2 (8b), WH(NO)(CO)(2-edmp)(PMe3) (7a), and WH(NO)(CO)(2-edmp)[P(OMe)3] (7b). The initially formed WH(NO)(2-edmp)(PMe3)2 (8a) was spontaneously transformed into the amide complex W(NO)(CO)(NHCH2CH2PMe2)(PMe3) (11a) with loss of H2. The anionic dihydride products [W(H)2(1-edmp)(NO)L2]Na [L = PMe3 (9a) and L = PMe3 (9b)] were produced from 7a and 7b by the reaction with NaHBEt3. Hydride 8b turned out to be the most stable hydride complex in the given series. NMR spectroscopic experiments and deuterium labeling showed that 8b coexists in equilibrium with corresponding dihydrogen amide complex 10b. The structures of compounds 1a, 2b, 3a, 4b, 5b, 6a, and 6b were studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.(© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA,


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydride ligands; Structure elucidation; Tungsten; N,P ligands
Date:September 2009
Deposited On:13 Mar 2010 19:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:59
Funders:University of Zurich, Swiss National Science Foundation
Publisher DOI:10.1002/ejic.200900443
Other Identification Number:ISI:000270446000012

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