Conformational properties of boron-bridged dimethylethylenediamino bis(boratabenzene) zirconium(IV) and iron(II) complexes

Citation
Aj. Ashe et al., Conformational properties of boron-bridged dimethylethylenediamino bis(boratabenzene) zirconium(IV) and iron(II) complexes, ORGANOMETAL, 20(3), 2001, pp. 468-473
Citations number
54
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Organic Chemistry/Polymer Science
Journal title
ORGANOMETALLICS
ISSN journal
0276-7333 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
468 - 473
Database
ISI
SICI code
0276-7333(20010205)20:3<468:CPOBDB>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
The reaction of 1-chloro-1-boracyclohexadiene (12) with N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'- bis(trimethylsilyl)ethylene-1,2-diamine followed by LDA afforded the dilith ium salt of N,N'-bis(1-boratabenzene)-N,N'-dimethylethylene-1,2 (14). The r eaction of 14 with ZrCl4 afforded the boron-bridged dimethylethylenediamino bis(boratabenzene) zirconium dichloride complex 8, while reaction of 14 wi th FeCl2 afforded the corresponding dimethylethylenediamino-bridged iron(II ) complex 9. The structures of 8 and 9 were determined by X-ray diffraction . In each case the boratabenzene units are bridged by an approximately C-2- symmetric dimethylethylenediamino bridge which makes 8 and 9 chiral. A barr ier to interconversion of the enantiomeric conformers of 8 was determined b y 2D H-1 NOESY as 21.2 +/- 0.2 kcal/mol, while the corresponding barrier of 9 was determined from variable-temperature C-13 NMR spectroscopy to be 16. 9 +/- 0.5 kcal/mol. Both barriers involve rotation about the exocyclic B-N pi -bonds. Comparison has been made with the corresponding bridged cyclopen tadienyl complexes 10 and 11.