Homoleptic antimony(III) beta-diketonates Sb(thd), (Hthd = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedione) and Sb(fod), (Hfod = 2,2-dimethyl-6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptafluoro-3,5-heptanedioneI have been synthesised from Sb(OEt)(3) and three equivalents of the appropriate ligand. Both compounds have been characterised crystallographically and are monomeric with pseudo seven-coordination at antimony, where each ligand chelates the metal in an anisobidentate manner. Attempts to prepare Sb(hfac), (Hhfac = 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoro-2,4-pentanedione) by the same route generated a compound of formula [(EtO)Sb(hfac)(2)](2) but in which the two beta-diketonate ligands have combined to produce a functionalised 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran ring; the dimer arises from a bridging ethoxy group. Heteroleptic (EtO)Sb(thd)(2) has also been synthesised and crystallographically characterised as a monomeric structure in which the ethoxy group is terminal. In addition, Sb(OEt)(2)(fod) and Sb(OEt)(4)(thd) have been prepared for comparison.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society: Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|