Zirconium complexes of fluorinated aryl diamides

Citation
Pe. O'Connor et al., Zirconium complexes of fluorinated aryl diamides, ORGANOMETAL, 20(6), 2001, pp. 1153-1160
Citations number
52
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
1153 - 1160
Database
ISI
SICI code
0276-7333(20010319)20:6<1153:ZCOFAD>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
The reaction of excess (ArNHLi)-N-F with (ICH2CH2OCH2)(2) affords the new d iamines ((ArNHCH2CH2OCH2)-N-F)2 (1, Ar-F = C6F5; 2, Ar-F = 3,5-C6H3(CF3)(2) ) in moderate yield. Direct protonolysis of Zr(CH2Ph)(n)Cl4-n (n = 2-4) or Zr[N(SiMe3)(2)](n)Cl4-n (n = 2, 3) with 1 or 2 (1 equiv) affords the zircon ium complexes Zr((ArNCH2CH2OCH2)-N-F)(2)(X)(Y) (Ar-F = C6F5: 3, X = Y = Cl; 4, X = N(SiMe3)(2,) Y = Cl; 5, X = Cl, Y = CH2Ph; 6, X = Y = CH2Ph. Ar-F = 3,5-C6H3(CF3)(2): 7, X = Y = Cl; 8, X = Y = CH2Ph). The structures of 1, 4 , 5, and 7 were established by X-ray crystalIography with the zirconium com plexes 4, 5, and 7 all adopting a monocapped trigonal bipyramidal geometry in the solid state. However, in solution, these complexes display higher sy mmetry due to rapid ligand rearrangement. The silylamido complex 4 shows re stricted rotation of the C6F5 rings in solution (DeltaG(double dagger) = 49 +/- 3 kJ mol(-1)). Abstraction of a benzyl group from 6 by B(C6F5)(3) affo rds {Zr [CH2OCH2CH2N(C6F5)](2)(CH2Ph)}(+){(PhCH2)B(C6F5)(3)} - (9) This com plex shows evidence for eta (2)-benzyl coordination and does not polymerize ethylene at room temperature. Treatment of 3 with excess MAO (500 equiv) a nd ethylene(1 atm, 50 degreesC) affords polyethylene at a modest rate (3.2 kg mol(-1) Zr h(-1)).