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Electron Release and Proton Acceptance Reactions of (dpp-BIAN)Mg(THF)3

Fedushkin, Igor L.; Chudakova, Valentina A.; Hummert, Markus; Schumann, Herbert

Inst. Chemie

(dpp-BIAN)Mg(THF)3 (1) (dpp-BIAN = 1,2-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imino]acenaphthene) and (PhCOO)2 react with splitting of the peroxide bridge and formation of the dimeric magnesium benzoate [(dpp-BIAN)MgOCOPh(THF)]2 (2). The reaction of 1 with PhCOOH yields the dimeric magnesium benzoate [(dpp-BIAN)(H)MgOCOPh(THF)]2 (3), whereas 1 and furanyl-2-carboxylic acid react with liberation of hydrogen and formation of (dpp-BIAN)Mg[OCO(2-C4H3O)]2 Mg(dpp-BIAN)(THF) (4). Compounds 2, 3, and 4 have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, and X-ray structure analysis, compound 3 also by 1H NMR spectroscopy. The eightmembered metallacycles of the centrosymmetric dimers 2 and 3 are almost completely planar. The two magnesium atoms in 4 show different coordination spheres; one is surrounded by its ligands in a trigonal bipyramidal manner, the other one in a tetrahedral fashion. The Mg···Mg separations in 2, 3 and 4 are 4.236, 4.296, and 4.030 Å, respectively.