Zinc(II) η1- and η2-toluene complexes: Structure and bonding in Zn(C6F5)2·(toluene) and Zn(C6F4-2-C6F5)2·(toluene)

Antonio Guerrero, Eddy Martin, David L. Hughes, Nikolas Kaltsoyannis, Manfred Bochmann

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The first structural characterization of toluene complexes of zinc is reported. The (perfluoroaryl)zinc compounds Zn(C6F5)2·(toluene) and Zn(C6F4-2-C6F5)2·(toluene) show toluene in ?2 and ?1 coordination modes, respectively. On the other hand, charge distribution calculations, Mulliken overlap population analysis, and bonding energy data suggest that the interactions between the Zn and the toluene ring are rather similar in both cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3311-3313
Number of pages3
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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