Activation of C-H bonds by rare-earth metallocene-butyl complexes

Richard Grindell, Benjamin M. Day, Fu Sheng Guo, Thomas Pugh, Richard A. Layfield

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    The stable metallocene-butyl complexes [(CpMe)2M(nBu)]2 (M = Y, Dy) were synthesized and their reactivity towards to ferrocene and bulky N-heterocyclic carbenes investigated. Selective mono-deprotonation of ferrocene and a benzylic methyl group of IMes were observed, whereas a control reaction of (CpMe)3M with IMes resulted in a normal-to-abnormal NHC rearrangement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9990-9993
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number72
    Early online date15 Aug 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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