Metal coordination to bipyridyl carbynes

Benjamin J. Frogley, Anthony F. Hill*

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    The Pd0/AuI-mediated coupling of the stannylcarbyne [W(CSnnBu3)(CO)2(Tp∗)] (1) and 6-bromo-2,2′-bipyridine or 6,6′-dibromo-2,2′-bipyridine gives new carbynes functionalised on the carbyne carbon(s) with a bipyridyl group. These new 'metallo-ligands' undergo protonation at the pyridyl nitrogens, metallation of the tungsten-carbon triple bond with [AuCl(SMe2)], and metallation of the bipyridyl moiety with K[PtCl3(C2H4)]·H2O, [ReBr(CO)5] and [MCl(COD]2 (M = Ir, Rh; COD = η4-cycloocta-1,5-diene).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3272-3283
    Number of pages12
    JournalDalton Transactions
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2020


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