Loosely bonded adducts of plumbocene; structures and solution dynamics of [(η-C5H5)2Pb·tmeda] and [(η -C5H5)2Pb·4,4′-Me2 bipy] (tmeda = Me2NCH2CH2NMe2, 4,4′-Me2bipy = 4,4′-dimethylbipyridine)

Michael A. Beswick, Natalie L. Cromhout, Christopher N. Harmer, Paul R. Raithby, Christopher A. Russell, Justin S.B. Smith, Alexander Steiner, Dominic S. Wright

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The first Lewis-base adducts of a neutral p-block group metallocene, [(η-C5H5)2Pb-tmeda] 1 and [η-C5H5)2Pb·4,4′-Me 2bipy] 2, result from the addition of tmeda and 4,4′-Me2bipy to [Pb(η-C5H5)2] (1:1 equiv.); X-ray and solution studies reveal that the Lewis bases are only loosely associated to the PbII centres in these complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1977-1978
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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