Synthesis of singly and doubly bridged ansa-zirconocene hydrides. Formation of an unusual mixed valence trimeric hydride by reaction of H-2 with {(Me2Si)(2)(eta(5)-C5H5)(2)}Zr(CH3)(2) and generation of a dinitrogen complex by reaction of N-2 with a zirconocene dihydride

Citation
Pj. Chirik et al., Synthesis of singly and doubly bridged ansa-zirconocene hydrides. Formation of an unusual mixed valence trimeric hydride by reaction of H-2 with {(Me2Si)(2)(eta(5)-C5H5)(2)}Zr(CH3)(2) and generation of a dinitrogen complex by reaction of N-2 with a zirconocene dihydride, ORGANOMETAL, 20(3), 2001, pp. 534-544
Citations number
48
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
534 - 544
Database
ISI
SICI code
0276-7333(20010205)20:3<534:SOSADB>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
A series of singly and doubly bridged alzsa-zirconocene dihydride complexes has been prepared from hydrogenation of the corresponding dimethyl complex es. For the singly [SiMe2]-bridged species, the hydrogenation reaction is f acile at 25 degreesC, whereas for the doubly [SiMe2]-bridged complexes hydr ogenation occurs over the course of days at 87 degreesC, Hydrogenation of { meso-Me2Si(eta (5)-C5H3-3-CMe3)(2)}ZrMe2 affords the isomeric dimeric dihyd rides [{meso-Me2Si(eta (5)-C5H3-3-CMe3)(2)}ZrH](2) (2)(mu (2)-H)(2), one of which has been characterized by X-ray diffraction, The raceme isomer of Me 2Si(eta (5)-C5H2-2-SiMe3-4-CMe3)(2)ZrMe2 (BpZrMe(2)) reacts with dihydrogen , affording the first example of a monomeric ansa-zirconocene dihydride, {r acMe(2)Si(eta (5)-C5H2-2-SiMe3-4-CMe3)(2)}ZrH2 (rac-BpZrH(2)). In the prese nce of dinitrogen, racBpZrH(2) undergoes thermal reductive elimination of H a and reaction with N-2, yielding the dinitrogen complex BpZr(mu (2),eta (2 )-eta (2)-N-2)ZrBp, for which the dinitrogen ligand is coordinated in a sid e-on fashion to both zirconiums with a N-N bond distance of 1.241(3) Angstr om. The doubly [SiMe2]-bridged zirconium dimethyl complex {(Me2Si)(2)(eta ( 5)-C5H3)(2)}ZrMe2 (RpZrMe(2)) undergoes hydrogenation under forcing conditi ons, affording the mixed valent (Zr(IV)/Zr(IV)/Zr(III)) hydride trimer [RpZ r](3)(mu (3)-H)(2)(mu (2)-H)(3), which has been characterized by X-ray diff raction. More substituted doubly [SiMe2]-bridged zirconocene dihydrides suc h as [{(Me2Si)(2)(eta (5)-C5H-3,5(CHMe2)(2))(eta (5)-C5H2-4-CHMeEt}ZrH](2)- (mu (2)-H)(2) ([sec-BuThpZrH](2)(mu (2)-H)(2)) and [(Me2Si)(2)(eta (5)-C5H- 2,4-(CHMe2)(2))(eta (5)-C5H2-4-CHMe2)ZrH](2) (mu (2)-H)(2) ([(i)PrThpZrH](2 )(mu (2)-H)(2)) have been prepared and shown to be robust dimers in solutio n.