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Title: Organometallic complexes of bulky, optically active, C 3-symmetric tris(4 S-isopropyl-5,5-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)phenylborate (To P*)

A bulky, optically active monoanionic scorpionate ligand, tris(4S-isopropyl-5,5-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)phenylborate (To P*), is synthesized from the naturally occurring amino acid l-valine as its lithium salt, Li[To P*] (1). That compound is readily converted to the thallium complex Tl[To P*] (2) and to the acid derivative H[To P*] (3). Group 7 tricarbonyl complexes To P*M(CO) 3 (M = Mn (4), Re (5)) are synthesized by the reaction of MBr(CO) 5 and Li[To P*] and are crystallographically characterized. The ν CO bands in their infrared spectra indicate that π back-donation in the rhenium compounds is greater with To P* than with non-methylated tris(4S-isopropyl-2-oxazolinyl)phenylborate (To P). The reaction of H[To P*] and ZnEt 2 gives To P*ZnEt (6), while To P*ZnCl (7) is synthesized from Li[To P*] and ZnCl 2. The reaction of To P*ZnCl and KOtBu followed by addition of PhSiH 3 provides the zinc hydride complex To P*ZnH (8). In this study, compound 8 is the first example of a crystallographically characterized optically active zinc hydride. We tested its catalytic reactivity in the cross-dehydrocoupling of silanes and alcohols, which provided Si-chiral silanes with moderate enantioselectivity.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
IS-J-8725
Journal ID: ISSN 0276-7333
Grant/Contract Number:
CHE0955635; AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Organometallics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 0276-7333
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1227456