Synthesis of μ-Diborolyl Triple-decker complexes by electrophilic stacking. Similar bonding properties of anions [CpCo(1,3-C <inf>3</inf>B <inf>2</inf>H <inf>5</inf>)]- and Cp- toward transition metals

W. Siebert, A.R. Kudinov, P. Zanello, M.Yu Antipin, V.V. Scherban, A.S. Romanov, D.V. Muratov, Z.A. Starikova, M. Corsini

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Abstract

Triple-decker complexes with a bridging diborolyl ligand CpCo(μ-1,3-C3B2Me5)M(ring) (M(ring) = RuCp, 4; RuCp*, 5; Co(C4Me4), 6) were synthesized by electrophilic stacking of the sandwich anion [CpCo(1,3-C3B2Me5)]− with the [(ring)M(MeCN)3]+ cations. Structures of 4−6 were confirmed by X-ray diffraction. The electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical behavior of the complexes prepared was studied. DFT calculations of the redox potentials were also performed. Similar bonding properties of anions [CpCo(1,3-C3B2R5)]− and [C5R5]− (R = H, Me) toward [M(ring)]+ cations were established both experimentally (synthesis, electrochemistry, and X-ray diffraction) and theoretically (energy decomposition and Mulliken population analysis).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2707-2715
Number of pages9
JournalOrganometallics
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2009

Keywords

  • Diffraction
  • Dyes
  • Electrochemistry
  • Negative ions
  • Positive ions
  • Sulfur compounds
  • Synthesis
  • Transition metals
  • X ray diffraction
  • X ray diffraction analysis

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