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Der erste verbrückte, bifunktionelle Cyclopentadienyl-Imidazolyliden- Ligand und Komplexe mit Titan und Zirconium

Müller, Jörn; Piotrowski, Ingo; Chrzanowski, Lars von

Starting from imidazole, 1-[2-(cyclopenta-2,4-dienyl)ethyl]-3-methylimidazolium iodide (3) was obtained as a mixture of isomers by a simple three-step synthesis. The reaction of 3 with Ti(NEt2)4 or Zr(NEt2)4 by double deprotonation of the imidazolium salt led to the isomerically pure cationic complexes [{η5-C5H4-(CH2)2-NHC}M(NEt2)2]+I− (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) 4a (M = Ti) and 4b (M = Zr), respectively, in which a cyclopentadienyl and a methylimidazol-2-ylidene unit are linked by an ethylidene-1,2 bridge to form a novel chelating ligand system. In the case of the reaction of 3 with Zr(NEt2)4 the neutral compound [{η5-C5H4-(CH2)2-NHC}Zr(NEt2)I2] (5) is formed as an additional product. According to the X-ray structure analyses, the titanium atom of 4a is tetracoordinated while no coordinative interaction exists with the iodide anion; on the other hand, in 5 the zirconium centre is pentacoordinated.
Published in: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B, 10.1515/znb-2007-0322, De Gruyter