ORGANOACTINIDE CARBONYLATION AND CARBOXYLATION CHEMISTRY. STRUCTURAL, ELECTRONIC, BOND ENERGY, AND PHOTOCHEMICAL EFFECTS ON MIGRATORY INSERTION IN THE TRIS(CYCLOPENTADIENYL)THORIUM HYDROCARBYL SERIES.

David C. Sonnenberger, Eric A. Mintz, Tobin J Marks

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Abstract

This work reports a synthetic and kinetic study of CO migratory insertion for a series of thorium hydrocarbyls. Under the conditions employed, the reaction was found to be first order in Th(C//5H//5)//3R and first order in CO. In the case of R equals i-C//3H//7 and CH//2Si(CH//3)//3, enolate rearrangement products were isolated and characterized. The relative rates of CO insertion reflect both steric and electronic effects; there is a significant correlation with experimentally determined Th-R bond disruption enthalpies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3484-3491
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume106
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

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