Reactivity of [TiM2] (M ¼ Rh, Ir) and [TiIr3] early-late heterobimetallic sulfido-bridged clusters



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Casado González, Miguel Ángel and Ciriano, Miguel A. and Lahoz, Fernando J. and Oro, Luis A. and Pérez Torrente, Jesús J. (2016) Reactivity of [TiM2] (M ¼ Rh, Ir) and [TiIr3] early-late heterobimetallic sulfido-bridged clusters. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 812 . pp. 123-134. ISSN 0022-328X

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Treatment of heterobimetallic sulfido-bridged complexes [Cp(acac)Ti(m3-S)2{M(cod)}2] (M ¼ Rh (1), Ir(2)) with the organic acids CX3COOH (X ¼ F, H) forms the corresponding acetate derivatives [Cp(CX3COO)Ti(m3-S)2{M(cod)}2] (X ¼ F, M ¼ Rh (3), Ir (4); X ¼ H, M ¼ Rh (5), M ¼ Ir (6)). While complex 3 was easily isolated, compounds 4e6 establish in solution the corresponding equilibria with the starting complexes 1 and 2. Treatment of 1 with a hydrochloric acid solution in THF generates the heterohexanuclear cationic cluster [{CpTi(m3-S)2{Rh(cod)}2}2(m-OH)][Cl] (7), which is deprotonated with weak bases affording the oxo derivative [{CpTi(m3-S)2{Rh(cod)}2}2(m2-O)] (8). Cluster 8, and the analogous with the ligand methylcyclopentadienyl [{(CpMe)Ti(m3-S)2{Rh(cod)}2}2(m2-O)] (9), can be synthesized from reaction of the respective complexes [Cp2Ti(SH)2] and [(CpMe)2Ti(SH)2] with the methoxo-bridged dinuclear complex [{Rh(m-OMe)(cod)}2] in the presence of water. A preliminary study of the molecular structure of 9 confirmed the formation of an almost linear array of the “TieOeTi” subunit, in which each titanium atom supports two “Rh(cod)” moieties through two sulfido bridges. Further, the heterotetranuclear cluster [CpTi(m3-S)3Ir3(m2-CO)(CO)3(PMe3)3] (10) reacts with alkynes at the triiridium metallic triangle.
The reactions with activated alkynes, such as dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate (or diethyl cetylenedicarboxylate) afford clusters [CpTi(m3-S)3Ir3(m2-h1 -RO2CC]CCO2R){C(O)RO2CC]CCO2R}(CO)3(PMe3)3](R ¼ Me (11), Et (12)), which incorporate two molecules of alkyne. The X-ray molecular structure of 11 shows that one alkyne is cis-metallated to the metalemetal bonded iridium centres whereas the other is taking part of a iridacyclobutenone moiety resulting from the CO migratory insertion into a iridium ealkyne bond at the third iridium centre. However, reaction of 10 with phenylacetylene stops at the cluster [CpTi(m3-S)3Ir3(m2-h1-PhCCH)(CO)3(PMe3)3] (13), which contains only a cis-metallated olefin to two metalemetal bonded iridium atoms. The X-ray molecular structure of [CpTi(m3-S)3Ir3(m2-h1-PhCCH)(H)(CO)3(PMe3)3][BF4] (14), the product resulting from protonation of 13 with HBF4$OEt2 shows that the [TiIr3] core remains intact and that the olefin is indeed cis-metallated to the two metalemetal bonded iridium atoms, while the third iridium atom from the metallic triangle becomes protonated.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Iridium; Rhodium; Titanium; Protonation; Alkyne activation; Molecular structure; Biochemistry
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Biochemistry
ID Code:41188
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 14:54
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