Metallophthalocyanin-ocenes: Scandium phthalocyanines with an η5-bound Cp ring

Rachel H. Platel, Thiago Teixeira Tasso, Wen Zhou, Taniyuki Furuyama, Nagao Kobayashi, Daniel B. Leznoff

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A series of new scandium complexes supported by the phthalocyanine (Pc) ligand have been prepared and structurally characterized. Reaction of ScCl3 with phthalonitrile affords a mixture of PcScCl (1) and unreacted ScCl3, which upon addition of LiCH(SiMe3)2 yields THF-soluble PcSc(μ-Cl2)Li(THF)2 (2). Metathesis with NaCp or LiCp∗ generates PcSc(η5-C5H5) and PcSc(η5-C5Me5), respectively, which represent the first examples of η5-Cp metal phthalocyanines where the Cp fragment sandwiches the metal centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5986-5989
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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