Zirconium Complexes Incorporating the New Tridentate diamide Ligand [Me(3)Si)N(CH(2)CH(2)N(SiMe(3)))(2)](2-)(L) - The Crystal Structures of [Zr(BH4)(2)L] AND [ZrCl(CH(SiMe(3))(2))L]

F G N CLOKE, P B HITCHCOCK, J B LOVE

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Abstract

The lithium complex of the sterically demanding, polyfunctional amide ligand [(Me3Si)N-{CH2CH2N(SiMe3)}2]2-, Li2L reached with [ZrCl4(thf)2] (thf = tetrahydrofuran) to form dimeric [(ZrCl2L)2] 2, in which the ligand is facially co-ordinated in a tridentate manner. Treatment of 2 with LiBH4 or Li[CH(SiMe3)2] generated [Zr(H3BH)L] 3 and [ZrCl{CH(SiMe3)2}L] 4, respectively. Variable-temperature NMR studies on 4 give evidence for restricted rotation of both the alkyl and amino SiMe3 groups. The crystal structures of 3 and 4 have been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 1995

Keywords

  • ELIMINATION
  • METAL

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