Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 329–336 | Cite as

New 1,3-disubstituted side-chain functionalized indenyl ligands and zirconium complexes derived from them

  • D. P. Krut’ko
  • S. A. Belov
  • R. S. Kirsanov
  • D. A. Lemenovskii
  • A. V. Churakov
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New functionalized indenyl ligands IndX = 1,3-C9H5(Pri)(CH2CH2X) (X = OMe or NMe2) and 1,3-C9H5(Pri)[CMe2CH2(2′-py)] and the zirconium sandwich complexes (IndX)Cp*ZrCl2 (Cp* is pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) were synthesized. The photochemical behavior and the reduction reactions of zirconocene dichlorides were investigated. The properties of these compounds are determined mainly by the high lability of Zr-Ind bonds. The reduction of (IndX)Cp*ZrCl2 (X = NMe2) selectively affords the complex Cp*[η52-(C,N)-C9H5(Pri)CH2CH2N(Me)CH2]ZrH as the intramolecular NCH2-H bond activation product. The molecular structures of the complex (IndX)Cp*ZrCl2 (X = OMe) and its photochemical decomposition product [Cp*ZrCl2(OMe)]2 were established by X-ray diffraction.

Key words

functionalized indenyl ligands zirconium photochemical decomposition reduction C-H-activation X-ray diffraction study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Krut’ko
    • 1
  • S. A. Belov
    • 1
  • R. S. Kirsanov
    • 1
  • D. A. Lemenovskii
    • 1
  • A. V. Churakov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.N. S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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