Unprecedented double migratory insertion of phenyl isocyanide into cyclopentadienyl C–H bonds

Andrew L. Johnson, Alexander M. Willcocks, Paul R. Raithby, Mark R. Warren, Andrew J. Kingsley, Raj Odedra

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The reaction of [(η5-C5H5)Cu(CNPh)] with phenyl-isocyanide results in an unprecedented double migratory insertion into two sp2 C–H bonds of a η5-coordinated cyclopentadienyl group, and formation of the 6-aminofulvene-2-aldimine complexes [(CNPh)Cu(κ2-N, N-C5H3-1,2-(CHNPh)2)] and [(CNPh)2Cu(κ2-N, N-C5H3-1,2-(CHNPh)2)], respectively, both of which have been structurally characterised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-924
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number6
Early online date6 Jan 2009
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2009

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