Synthesis, Dynamic Behavior, and X-ray Crystal Structure of [Li(tmed)]3[WH(C2H4)4]

Quinetta D. Shelby, Gregory S Girolami

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Alkylation of W(OMe)3Cl3 with ethyllithium and N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (tmed) affords the tungsten ethene I hydride complex [Li(tmed)]3[WHfC2H4)4]. The anion possesses an approximate trigonal bipyramidal geometry with the hydride in an equatorial site. The ethene ligands exchange with one another, presumably by means of a Berry pseudorotation process, but exchange of ethene and hydride hydrogen atoms is slow on the NMR time scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2297-2299
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 7 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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