Poly(methimazolyl)borate alkyne complexes of molybdenum and tungsten

Anthony F. Hill*, Never Tshabang, Anthony C. Willis

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    Synthetic routes are reported to complexes of the form [MI-(alkyne)(CO) {HnB(mt)4-n}] (mt = methimazolyl; n = 1, 2; M = Mo, W) through the reactions of alkyne complexes [WI2(HC≡CSiMe 3)2(CO)2] or [MI2(RC≡CR) 2(NCMe)(CO)] (M = Mo, W; R = Me, Ph) with the salts Na[H nB(mt)4-n]. The derivative [MoI(PhC≡CPh)(CO)(HB(mt) 3)] reacts with Na[HB(mt)3] to provide the complex [Mo(PhC≡CPh)-(CO){HB(mt)3}2] in which the two HB(mt)3 ligands adopt different non-interconverting coordination modes, κ3-S,S′,S″ and κ1-S.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3781-3785
    Number of pages5
    JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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