Reactivity of a Base-Stabilized Germanium(I) Dimer toward Group 9 Metal(I) Chloride and Dimanganese Decacarbonyl.

Author(s) Bin Ismail, M.Luthfi; Liu, F.Q.; Yim, W.L.; Ganguly, R.; Li, Y.; So, C.W.
Journal Inorg Chem
Date Published 2017 May 01

The reactivity of the 2-imino-5,6-methylenedioxylphenylgermanium(I) dimer toward group 9 metal(I) chloride and dimanganese decacarbonyl is described. 2 (1, L = 2-imino-5,6-methylenedioxylphenyl) underwent a disproportionation reaction with 1.5 equiv of group 9 metal(I) chloride [MCl(cod)]2 (M = Rh, Ir) in toluene to afford a mixture of the group 9 metallogermylene-chlorometal(I) complexes [LGeμ-{M(cod)}2Cl] (M = Rh (2), Ir (4)) and chlorogermylene-chlorometal(I) complexes [L(Cl)GeM(cod)Cl] (M = Rh (3), Ir (5)), respectively. The disproportionation property of 1 is further evidenced by its reaction with 0.5 equiv of Mn2(CO)10 in refluxing toluene to form a mixture of the manganogermylene dimer [(LGe)μ-{Mn(CO)4}]2 (7) and free ligand [LH] (8). Compounds 2-5, 7, and 8 were elucidated by NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and DFT calculations, respectively.

DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00503
ISSN 1520-510X
Citation Inorg Chem. 2017;56(9):54025410.

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