Carbon-Phosphorus Bond Activation of Tri(2-thienyl)phosphine at Dirhenium and Dimanganese Centers

Md. Nazim Uddin, Abdul Mottalib, Noorjahan Begum, Shishir Ghosh, Arun K. Raha, Daniel T. Haworth, Sergey V. Lindeman, Tasneem A. Siddiquee, Dennis W. Bennett, Graeme Hogarth, Ebbe Nordlander, Shariff E. Kabir

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Reaction of [Re-2(CO)(9)(NCMe)] with tri(2-thienyl)phosphine (PTh3) in refluxing cyclohexane affords three substituted dirhenium complexes: [Re-2(CO)(9)(PTh3)] (1), [Re-2(CO)(8)(NCMe)(PTh3)] (2), and [Re-2(CO)(8)(PTh3)(2)] (3). Complex 2 was also obtained from the room-temperature reaction of [Re-2(CO)(8)(NCMe)(2)] with PTh3 and is an unusual example in which the acetonitrile and phosphine ligands are coordinated to the same rhenium atom. Thermolysis of 1 and 3 in refluxing xylene affords [Re-2(CO)(8)(mu-PTh2)(mu-eta(1):kappa(1)-C4H3S)] (4) and [Re-2(CO)(7)(PTh3)(mu-PTh2)(mu-H)] (5), respectively, both resulting from carbon-phosphorus bond cleavage of a coordinated PTh3 ligand. Reaction of [Re-2(CO)10] and PTh3 in refluxing xylene gives a complex mixture of products. These products include 3-5, two further binuclear products, [Re-2(CO)(7)(PTh3)(mu-PTh2)(mu-eta(1):kappa(1)-C4H3S)] (6) and [Re-2(CO)(7)(mu-kappa(1):kappa(2)-Th2PC4H2SPTh)(mu-eta(1):kappa(1)-C4H3S )] (7), and the mononuclear hydrides [ReH(CO)(4)(PTh3)] (8) and trans-[ReH(CO)(3)(PTh3)(2)] (9). Binuclear 6 is structurally similar to 4 and can be obtained from reaction of the latter with 1 equiv of PTh3. Formation of 7 involves a series of rearrangements resulting in the formation of a unique new diphosphine ligand, Th2PC4H2SPTh. Reaction of [Mn-2(CO)(10)] with PTh3 in refluxing toluene affords the phosphine-substituted product [Mn-2(CO)(9)(PTh3)] (10) and two carbon-phosphorus bond cleavage products, [Mn-2)(CO)(6)(mu-PTh2)(mu-eta(1):eta(5)-C4H3S)] (11) and [Mn-2(CO)(5)(PTh3)(mu-PTh2)(mu-PTh2)(mu-eta(1):eta(5)-C4H3S)] (12). Both 11 and 12 contain a bridging thienyl ligand that is bonded to one manganese atom in a eta(5)-fashion. The molecular structures of eight of these new complexes were established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies, allowing a detailed analysis of the disposition of the coordinated ligands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1514-1523
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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