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Iminoacyl Alkyl Complexes of Zirconium Supported by a Ferrocene-Linked Diphosphinoamide ligand Scaffold

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>16/02/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Australian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)555-560
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Zirconium dialkyl complexes of the general formula fc(NPiPr(2))(2)ZrR, (where fc = 1,11-ferrocenyl, R = CH3, CH2Ph, CH2Bu,Bu) have been synthesized and characterized via the addition of alkyl lithium or potassium benzyl derivatives to the dichloride complex fc(NP'Pr-2),ZrC1,(THF). Addition of 2,6-dimethylphenylisocyanide to these alkyl derivatives generates the corresponding mono iminoacyl alkyl zirconium complexes. On thermolysis, the iminoacyl moiety containing a benzyl substituent undergoes rearrangement to yield a new complex that contains an alkene-amido fragment. Mechanistic studies point to a 1,2 hydrogen shift as the rate -determining step.