Author(s) Gómez, M.; González-Pérez, J.Ignacio; Hernández-Prieto, C.; Martín, A.; Mena, M.; Santamaría, C.; Temprado, M.
Journal Inorg Chem
Date Published 2019 Apr 19

Use of (MeSi)S and [Ta(η-CMe)Cl] (1) in a 4:3 ratio afforded the trimetallic sulfide cluster [Ta(η-CMe)Cl(μ-Cl)(μ-S)(μ-S)] (2) with loss of SiClMe. A similar reaction between 1, TaCl, and (MeSi)S in a 2:1:4 ratio resulted in the analogous complex [Ta(η-CMe)Cl(μ-Cl)(μ-S)(μ-S)] (3). Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses of 2 and 3 showed in all cases trinuclear tantalum sulfide clusters. On the other hand, thermal treatment of 2 with SiHPh generated very cleanly the dinuclear tantalum(IV) sulfide complex [Ta(η-CMe)Cl(μ-S)] (4) in a quantitative way. Likewise, we found that 4 was synthesized more easily by a one-pot reaction of 1, (MeSi)S, and SiHPh in toluene. Reactions of 4 with a series of alkylating reagents rendered the dinuclear peralkylated sulfide complexes [Ta(η-CMe)R(μ-S)] (R = Me 5, Et 6, CHSiMe 7, CH 8, Ph 9). Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses of 4, 5, and 9 showed in all cases a trans disposition of the chloro or alkyl substituents. The short Ta-Ta distances (2.918(1)-2.951(1) Å) along with DFT calculations indicate a σ-Ta-Ta interaction. Complexes 5, 6, and 8 undergo trans- cis isomerization, and mechanistic proposals are discussed based on DFT calculations.

DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b03563
ISSN 1520-510X
Citation Gómez M, González-Pérez JI, Hernández-Prieto C, Martín A, Mena M, Santamaría C, et al. Molecular Design of Cyclopentadienyl Tantalum Sulfide Complexes. Inorg Chem. 2019.

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