Actinide-centered cyclometalation chemistry. An unusually distorted thorium bishydrocarbyl: Thp[η5-(CH3)5C5]2CH2Si(CH3)3]2

Joseph W. Bruno, Tobin J Marks, Victor W. Day

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Abstract

The crystal and molecular structure of the complex Th[η5-(CH3)5C5]2[CH2-Si(CH3)3]2, which undergoes facile intramolecular cyclometalation to the thoracyclobutane Th[η5-(CH3)5C5]2(CH2)2Si(CH3)2, is reported. While the Th[η5-(CH3)5C5]2 ligation is unexceptional, the Th[CH2Si(CH3)3]2 fragment is highly unsymmetrical having Th-C (corresponding angle Th-C-Si) 2.51(1) Å (132.0(6)°) and 2.46(1) Å (148.0(7)°). This conformation, which appears to result from severe intramolecular non-bonded contacts, allows a methyl hydrogen atom of one CH2Si(CH3)3 ligand to approach within ca. 2.3 Å of the α-carbon atom of the other CH2Si(CH3)3 ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-246
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume250
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 1983

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Actinide-centered cyclometalation chemistry. An unusually distorted thorium bishydrocarbyl : Thp[η5-(CH3)5C5]2CH2Si(CH3)3]2. / Bruno, Joseph W.; Marks, Tobin J; Day, Victor W.

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 250, No. 1, 05.07.1983, p. 237-246.

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