The Ate complexes [M{C(SiMe3)3}(μ-SBu)2Li(THF)2] (M = Ge or Sn). The first structural characterization of organometallic Ate complexes of group 14 metals in oxidation state II

Irina V. Borisova, Colin Eaborn, Michael S. Hill, Victor N. Khrustalev, Marianna G. Kuznetzova, J. David Smith, Yuri A. Ustynyuk, Valery V. Lunin, Nikolay N. Zemlyansky

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Abstract

The ate complexes [M{C(SiMe3)3}(μ-SBu)2Li-(THF)2], M = Gear Sn, have been made from M(SBu)2 and LiC(SiMe3)3 in tetrahydrofuran and their crystal structures determined. The LiS2M rings are folded at the S⋯S axis, the ring in the tin compound more so than that in the germanium derivative. The latter has a conformation very like the ring in [(Me3Si)3CAl(SMe)-(μ-SMe)2Li(THF)2 ]. NMR measurements show that the LiS2M rings are preserved in toluene solution, but the Li-S bonds in the tin compound are transiently broken in THF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4005-4008
Number of pages4
JournalOrganometallics
Volume21
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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