A new hybrid scorpionate ligand: A study of the metal-boron bond within metallaboratrane complexes

Gareth R. Owen, P. Hugh Gould, Jonathan P.H. Charmant, Alex Hamilton, Saowanit Saithong

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Abstract

A new boron-based hybrid scorpionate ligand based upon one 2-mercaptopyridine (mp) and two 1-methyl-imidazoyl-2-thione (mt) units, Na[HB(mt)2(mp)] has been prepared. This new ligand together with the recently reported ligand K[HB(mp)3] have been used to prepare analogues of the original metallaboratrane complex [Ru(CO)(PPh 3){κ4-SSBS-B(mt)3}]. The effect of tautomerisation of the ligand arms upon the electronic properties of the boron and metal centres is examined in an attempt to probe further the nature of the metal-boron bond within metallaboratrane complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-400
Number of pages9
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2010

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