Reactions of M[(η5-C5Me5)Fe(CO) 2] with ClSiMe2NR2 in THF, Et2O and toluene (M = Li and K; R = Me, Et,iPr and Ph)

Masaaki Okazaki, Masatoshi Iwata, Hiromi Tobita, Hiroshi Ogino

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Treatment of K[Cp*Fe(CO)2] (Cp* = η5-C5 Me5) with ClSiMe2NR 2 (R = Me, Et, iPr, Ph) in THF afforded Cp*(CO) 2Fe(CH2)4OSiMe2NR2 accompanied with ring- opening and incorporation of a THF molecule between iron and silicon atoms. On the other hand, reactions between Li[Cp*Fe(CO) 2] and ClSiMe2NR2 in diethyl ether (for R = Me, Et), or in toluene in the presence of N,N,N′,N′- tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) (for R = iPr, Ph) afforded the corresponding Cp*(CO)2FeSiMe2NR2 (R = Me, Et, iPr, Ph), where the anionic complex was freshly prepared by treatment of Cp*(CO)2FeH with n-BuLi. In the case of the reaction of Li[Cp*Fe(CO)2] with ClSiMe2NPh 2, although the formation of the diphenylamino derivative Cp*(CO)2FeSiMe2NPh2 was confirmed by NMR spectroscopy, purification of the product was unsuccessful. Subsequently, the exclusive formation of Cp*(CO)2FeSiMe2NPh 2 was achieved by means of irradiation of Cp*(CO) 2FeMe and HSiMe2NPh2 in toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1114-1120
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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