Übergangsmetall-methylen-komplexe. LXI. Übergangsmetall-vinyliden-komplexe: Neuartige synthese aus diazoalken-vorstufen

Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Cornelia Weber, Manfred L. Ziegler, Orhan Serhadli

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The diazoolefines of composition N2CCR2 (R/R = CH3/CH3 and(-CH2-)5) are suitable precursors of the corresponding vinylidene ligands CCR2. Thus, treatment of the RhRh complex [(η5-C5Me5)Rh(μ-CO)]2 (1) with the N-nitrosourethanes 2a and 2b, resp., in the presence of lithium t-butoxide yields the otherwise inaccessible μ-vinylidene complexes (μ-CCR2)[(η5-C5Me5)Rh(CO)]2 (R = CH3 (3a), R,R = (-CH2-)5 (3b)). The analogous cobalt compound (μ-CCMe2)[(η5-C5Me5)Co(CO)]2 (5a) is obtained similarly. This procedure extends the well-documented diazoalkane method for the synthesis of μ-alkylidene complexes to the less stable diazoalkenes. A single-crystal X-ray diffraction study of the dimethylvinylidene derivative 3a shows the CMe2 ligand to adopt an almost symmetrically metal-bridging position (d(RhC) 197.8(1) and 204.3(1) pm), with a rhodium-rhodium single bond completing a three-membered Rh2C-metallacycle (d(RhRh) 268.4(0) pm) analogous with cyclopropane.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 17 Dec 1985

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