Methyl group transfer from ZnMe2 to arsenic(III), an alternative pathway to deprotonation of [CyNHAs(μ-NCy)]2

Andrew D. Bond, Alexander D. Hopkins, Alexander Rothenberger, Robert Wolf, Anthony D. Woods, Dominic S. Wright*

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Attempted metalation of the dimer [CyNHAs(μ-NCy)]2 (1) with ZnMe2 gives the novel complex [{MeAs(NHCy)(NCy)}ZnMe]2 (2), a reaction formally involving transfer of a Zn-bonded Me group to the As(III) center, rather than the anticipated deprotonation of the CyNH groups. 2 has an unusual ladder structure in the solid state, composed of a central (ZnMe)2 dimer unit coordinated by two [MeAs(NHCy)(NCy)]- anions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4454-4456
Number of pages3
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 29 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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