An iron germylene complex having Fe-H and Ge-H bonds: Synthesis, structure and reactivity

Tara Prasad Dhungana, Hisako Hashimoto, Hiromi Tobita

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Abstract

A base-free iron germylene complex Cp∗(CO)(H)FeGeH{C(SiMe3)3} (1) was synthesised by abstraction of pyridine from a germyl complex Cp∗(CO)(py)FeGeH2{C(SiMe3)3} (2), which was prepared by treatment of Cp∗Fe(CO)(py)(Me) with H3GeC(SiMe3)3. X-ray crystallographic analysis revealed that 1 has an Fe-Ge bond that is the shortest among those ever reported. Reactivity of 1 toward several polar unsaturated organic compounds was investigated. Complex 1 underwent stoichiometric hydrogermylation of carbonyl compounds such as ketones, aldehydes and isocyanates (RNCO) at room temperature. In contrast, the reactions of 1 with isothiocyanates (RNCS) resulted in clean cleavage of the CS double bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8167-8179
Number of pages13
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume46
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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