Isolation of a germanium(ii) cation and a germylene iron carbonyl complex utilizing an imidazolin-2-iminato ligand

Tatsumi Ochiai, Daniel Franz, Xiao Nan Wu, Shigeyoshi Inoue

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Abstract

The novel amino(imino)germylene 1 was prepared by the conversion of HNIPr (NIPr = bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-imino) with 1 equiv. of Ge[N(SiMe3)2]2. Germylene 1 reacts with B(C6F5)3 to afford the borate salt 2+[MeB(C6F5)3]- in a methyl-abstraction and ring-closing reaction. The conversion of 2 with Fe2(CO)9 furnishes the germylene iron carbonyl complex 3 with a trigonal planar-coordinate germanium atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10952-10956
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume44
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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