Three new types of transition metal carboranylamidinate complexes

Tim Rädisch, Nicole Harmgarth, Phil Liebing, Maria J. Beltrán-Leiva, Dayán Páez-Hernández, Ramiro Arratia-Pérez, Felix Engelhardt, Liane Hilfert, Florian Oehler, Sabine Busse, Frank T. Edelmann

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Three new types of transition metal carboranylamidinate complexes are reported. The tetranuclear Mn(ii) complex Mn4Cl6[(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)]2(THF)4·THF (2) was prepared by treatment of anhydrous MnCl2 with Li[(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)] (Li[HLiPr]) in THF, while the analogous reaction with FeCl2 afforded ionic [Li(DME)3][FeCl2{(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)}] (3). The dinuclear Mo(ii) complex Mo2[(o-C2B10H10)C(NiPr)(NHiPr)]2(OAc)2·2THF (4), obtained from Mo2(OAc)4 and 2 equiv. of Li[HLiPr], represents the first example of a M-M multiple bond stabilized by carboranylamidinate ligands. All title compounds were structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The M-M bonding in compound 4 has been further elucidated through Complete Active Space Self Consistent Field (CASSCF) calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6666-6671
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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