Bis(bismuth) toluene inverted-sandwich complex supported by aminetris(phenoxide) ligands

L E Turner, M G Davidson, M D Jones, H Ott, V S Schulz, P J Wilson

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Abstract

The reaction of bismuth amides or alkoxides with phenolic ligand precursors yields Bi complexes of aminetris( phenoxide) s, one of which was characterized by X-ray crystallography, revealing monomeric Bi units of the tetradentate NO3 ligand further associated via a symmetrical toluene bridge into a bis( bismuth) toluene inverted-sandwich complex. Synthesis of the analogous Sb complex suggests a markedly different geometric and electronic environment at the metal center, as evidenced by the solid-state molecular structure. Density functional theory calculations of the sandwich bismuth arene complex indicate the presence of a weak sigma(*)-2 pi interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6123-6125
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume45
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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