Bis(imido) rhenium complexes bearing C- or N-capped ‘tripodal’ ligands: Bi- versus tri-dentate ligation

Carl Redshaw, Shu-Zhong Zhan, Sophie H. Dale, Mark R. J. Elsegood

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The differing geometrical constraints of the tripodal ligands tris(hydroxyphenyl)amine (N-cappedH3) and tris(3,5-di-t-Bu-2-hydroxyphenyl)methane (C-cappedH3) led, on reaction with [Re(t-BuN)3(OSiMe3)], to the isolation of the complexes [Re(t-BuN)2(N-capped)] (1) and [Re(OSiMe3)(t-BuN)2(C-cappedH)] (2), respectively. Both 1 · 1/2MeCN and 2 have been structurally characterized using X-ray synchrotron radiation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-756
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2008

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