Transition metal tetrahydridoborates as models of methane activation

Synthesis and structure of Ti(BH4)3(PMe3) 2

James A. Jensen, Gregory S Girolami

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The X-ray crystal structure of Ti(BH4)3(PMe 3)2 shows that two of the BH4- groups possess unusual geometries involving interaction of the titanium centre with one B-H bond in a 'side-on' manner; this geometry resembles one proposed transition state for the approach of a molecule of methane to a transition metal leading to C-H bond cleavage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1160-1162
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Methane
Titanium
Transition metals
Metals
Chemical activation
X-Rays
Geometry
Crystal structure
X rays
Molecules

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