Titanium complexes with unsymmetrically substituted imidazolin-2-iminato ligands

Marvin Koneczny, Arife Büsra Erol, Marc Mauduit, Moris S. Eisen, Matthias Tamm

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The reaction of the unsymmetrical N-heterocyclic carbenes 1-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-3-(adamantyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene (IAdMes, 1a) and 1-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-3-(adamantyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene (IAdDipp, 1b) with trimethylsilyl azide furnished the 2-(trimethylsilylimino)imidazolines 2a (ImAdMesNSiMe3) and 2b (ImAdDippNSiMe3). Desilylation by stirring in methanol gave the corresponding imidazolin-2-imines 3a (ImAdMesNH) and 3b (ImAdDippNH). 2a and 2b were treated with [TiCl4(THF)2] (THF = tetrahydrofuran) and [CpTiCl3] (Cp = η5-C5H5) to form the mono- and bis(imidazolin-2-iminato) titanium(iv) complexes [(ImAdRN)TiCl3] (4, R = Mes, Dipp), [Cp(ImAdRN)TiCl2] (5, R = Mes, Dipp), and [(ImAdRN)2TiCl2] (6, R = Mes, Dipp). The crystal structures of all compounds except 2b were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11448-11456
Number of pages9
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number30
StatePublished - 8 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes


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