Re-2(CO)(10)-mediated carbon-hydrogen and carbon-sulfur bond cleavage of dibenzothiophene and 2,5-dimethylthiophene

Citation
Ma. Reynolds et al., Re-2(CO)(10)-mediated carbon-hydrogen and carbon-sulfur bond cleavage of dibenzothiophene and 2,5-dimethylthiophene, ORGANOMETAL, 20(6), 2001, pp. 1071-1078
Citations number
64
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Organic Chemistry/Polymer Science
Journal title
ORGANOMETALLICS
ISSN journal
0276-7333 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1071 - 1078
Database
ISI
SICI code
0276-7333(20010319)20:6<1071:RCACBC>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
Ultraviolet photolysis of Re-2(CO)lo and excess dibenzothiophene (DBT) in t he noncoordinating solvent hexanes produces the S-bound eq-Re-2(CO)(9)(eta (1)(S)-DBT) (1) and the novel. C-H-cleaved DBT complex Re-2(CO)(8)(mu -C12H 7S)(mu -H) (2) Under similar conditions, Re-2(CO)lo reacts with excess 2,5- dimethylthiophene (2,5-Me2T) to give the interesting C-S-cleaved 2,5-Me2T c omplex Re-2(CO)(7)(mu -2,5-Me2T) (3). The photolysis reactions of Re-2(CO)( 10) with DBT and 2,5Me(2)T were inhibited by CO (1 atm)and also by the radi cal scavenger TEMPO, which suggests that both CO dissociation and homolytic Re-Re bond cleavage are involved. The eta (1)(S)-bound thiophene complexes 1 and Re-2(CO)(9)(eta (1)(S)-2,5-Me2T) (5) were prepared from Re2(CO)S(THF ) (4). The DBT ligand in 1 is labile and rapidly (<2 min) reacts with CO (1 atm) to form Re-2(CO)(10) in 1,2-DCE. On the basis of its X-ray structure, complex 1 has one of the smallest tilt angles (<theta> = 113 degrees) obse rved for a metal-thiophene complex, which may be understood in terms of pi -back-bonding arguments. Complexes 1-3 were characterized by spectroscopic (IR, NMR) methods and by their structures that were determined by X-ray cry stallography. Mechanisms for the formation of 1-3 are presented and discuss ed.