Titanium(III) alkoxy-N-heterocyclic carbenes and a safe, low-cost route to TiCl3(THF)(3)

Natalie A. Jones, Stephen T. Liddle, Claire Wilson, Polly L. Arnold

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Abstract

A new, facile method for the synthesis of [TiCl3(THF)(3)] is reported; THF extraction from the commercially widely available and cheap compound 3TiCl(3)center dot AlCl3 affords aluminum-free [TiCl3(THF)(3)] in excellent yield as a blue microcrystalline solid. Treatment of [TiCl3(THF)(3)] with 3 equiv of the potassium alkoxy carbene KL [K{OCMe2CH2(1-C[NCHCHNPri])}] affords the homoleptic, octahedral Ti(III) tris(carbene) complex [TiL3] in high yield, which is shown to form as the mer-isomer by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • TRANSITION-METALS
  • COMPLEXES
  • LIGANDS
  • POLYMERIZATION
  • REDUCTION
  • CHLORIDE
  • TRICHLORIDE
  • ARYLOXIDES
  • BROMIDE
  • CATIONS

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