Primary amido and phosphido complexes of zinc: Potential precursors to heterometallic arrangements

Alan Bashall, Jacqueline M. Cole*, Felipe García, Ana Primo, Alexander Rothenberger, Mary McPartlin, Dominic S. Wright

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Abstract

The reaction of [4,6-(MeO)2pmNHLi] (pm=2-pyrimidinyl) with 'ZnCl2' gives the oxo-complex [Zn4{HN-4,6-(MeO) 2pm}6(4-O)]·4thf (1·4thf), containing a tetrahedral arrangement of four Zn centres which surround a central O2- ion, as a result of the presence of lattice hydrolysis of the Zn salt. The bis(primary)amido complex [Zn{HN-4,6-(MeO) 2pm}2·TMEDA] (2) is obtained as its toluene solvate (2·toluene) by the reaction of ZnMe2 with 4,6-(MeO)2pmNH2 in the presence of TMEDA (Me 2NCH2CH2NMe2). Attempted in situ metallation of the primary phosphide [MeZnHPtBu]n using Sb(NMe2)3 gives rise to the trimeric, Me 2NH-solvated complex [MeZn(μ-HPtBu)·NHMe 2]3 (3). The solid-state structures of 1, 2 and 3 are reported. Complexes 2 and 3 are the first bis(primary)amido and primary phosphido complexes of Zn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume354
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 2003

Keywords

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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