Synthesis and Catalytic Characteristics of Novel Constrained-Geometry Organoactinide Catalysts. The First Example of Actiniae-Mediated Intramolecular Hydroamination

Bryan D. Stubbert, Charlotte L. Stern, Tobin J. Marks

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Abstract

The synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of a series of organoactinide constrained-geometry complexes, (CGC)An(NRR′)2 (CGC = Me2Si(η5-Me4C5)( tBuN); An = Th, 1; An = U, 2; R = R′ = Me, a; R = Et, R′ = Me, b; R = R′ = Et, c), are reported. These complexes are effective precatalysts for intramolecular catalytic hydroamination/cyclization of aminoalkenes and aminoalkynes. Comparisons of structure and reactivity are drawn with previously reported trivalent organolanthanide CGC catalytic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4836-4838
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume22
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 24 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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