Electron acceptors promote proton-hydride tautomerism in low valent rhenium β-diketiminates.

Author(s) Lohrey, T.D.; Fostvedt, J.I.; Bergman, R.G.; Arnold, J.
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
Date Published 2020 Apr 04

We report a series of β-diketiminate (BDI) complexes in which tautomeric rhenium(iii) hydride and rhenium(i) protio-BDI species readily interconvert between the solid and solution states. This phenomenon, which is only operative when an electron-accepting ligand is bound to rhenium, was investigated by a combination of experimental and computational methods.

DOI 10.1039/c9cc09475j
ISSN 1364-548X
Citation Chem Commun (Camb). 2020;56(26):37613764.