Borylcarbyne complexes: [Mo(≡CBR2)(CO) 2{HB(pzMe2)3}] (BR2 = B(NMe 2)2, BO2C6H4; Pz = pyrazol-1-yl)

Anthony F. Hill, Rong Shang, Anthony C. Willis

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    The sequential treatment of [Mo(≡CBr)(CO)2{HB(pzMe 2)3}] (pz = pyrazol-1-yl) with nBuLi and ClBR2 (BR2 = B(NMe2)2, O 2C6H4) in tetrahydrofuran provides the borylcarbyne complexes [Mo(≡CBR2)(CO)2{HB(pzMe 2)3}], in contrast to the reactions of many haloborane electrophiles, which result in the formation of the hydroxypentylidyne complex [Mo{≡C(CH2)4OH}(CO)2{HB(pzMe 2)3}] via solvent ring opening.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3237-3241
    Number of pages5
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2011


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