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Title: A Tertiary Carbon–Iron Bond as an Fe I Cl Synthon and the Reductive Alkylation of Diphosphine-Supported Iron(II) Chloride Complexes to Low-Valent Iron

We explored ligand-induced reduction of ferrous alkyl complexes via homolytic cleavage of the alkyl fragment with simple chelating diphosphines. The reactivities of the sodium salts of diphenylmethane, phenyl(trimethylsilyl)methane, or diphenyl(trimethylsilyl)methane were explored in their reactivity with (py) 4FeCl 2. Furthermore, we prepared a series of monoalkylated salts of the type (py) 2FeRCl and characterized from the addition of 1 equiv of the corresponding alkyl sodium species. These complexes are isostructural and have similar magnetic properties. The double alkylation of (py) 4FeCl 2 resulted in the formation of tetrahedral high-spin iron complexes with the sodium salts of diphenylmethane and phenyl(trimethylsilyl)methane that readily decomposed. A bis(cyclohexadienyl) sandwich complex was formed with the addition of 2 equiv of the tertiary alkyl species sodium diphenyl(trimethylsilyl)methane. The addition of chelating phosphines to (py) 2FeRCl resulted in the overall transfer of Fe(I) chloride concurrent with loss of pyridine and alkyl radical. (dmpe) 2FeCl was synthesized via addition of 1 equiv of sodium diphenyl(trimethylsilyl)methane, whereas the addition of 2 equiv of the sodium compound to (dmpe) 2FeCl 2 gave the reduced Fe(0) nitrogen complex (dmpe) 2Fe(N 2). Our results demonstrate that iron–alkyl homolysis can be used to afford clean, low-valent iron complexes without the use of alkalimore » metals.« less
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Chemistry and MPA Divisions
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-29082
Journal ID: ISSN 0276-7333
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Organometallics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0276-7333
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1352415