A three-coordinate iron-silylene complex stabilized by ligand-ligand dispersion forces

Mikko M. Hänninen, Kuntal Pal, Benjamin M. Day, Thomas Pugh, Richard Layfield

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    Abstract

    The structural and bonding properties of a three-coordinate N-heterocyclic silyene (NHSi) complex of the iron(ii) amide [Fe{N(SiMe3)2}2] are reported. Computational studies reveal that dispersion forces between the amido SiMe3 substituents and the isopropyl substituents on the NHSi ligand significantly enhance the stability of the complex, along with Fe-to-Si π-backbonding.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11301-11305
    Number of pages5
    JournalDalton Transactions
    Volume45
    Issue number28
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016

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