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Design, Synthesis, and Chemistry of Bis(sigma)borate and Agostic Complexes of Group 7 Metals

Abstract : A series of new bis(σ)borate and agostic complexes of group 7 metals have been synthesized and structurally characterized from various borate ligands, such as trihydrobis(benzothiazol-2-yl)amideborate (Na[(H B)bbza]), trihydro(2-aminobenzothiazolyl)borate (Na[(H B)abz]), and dihydrobis(2-mercaptopyridyl)borate (Na[(H B)mp ]) (bbza=bis(benzothiazol-2-yl)amine, abz=2-aminobenzothiazolyl, and mp=2-mercaptopyridyl). Photolysis of [Mn (CO) ] with Na[(H B)bbza] formed bis(σ)borate complex [Mn(CO) (μ-H) BHNCSC H (NR)] (1; R=NCSC H ). Octahedral complex [Re(CO) (N C S C H ) ] (2) was generated under similar reaction conditions with [Re (CO) ]. Similarly, when [Mn (CO) ] was treated with Na[(H B)abz], bis(σ)borate complex [Mn(CO) (μ-H) BH(HN CSC H )] (3) and the agostic complex [Mn(CO) (μ-H)BH(HN CSC H ) ] (4) were formed. To probe the potential formation of agostic complexes of the heavier group 7 metals, we carried out the photolysis of [M (CO) ] with Na[(H B)mp ] and found that [M(CO) (μ-H)BH(C H NS) ] (5: M=Re; 6: M=Mn) was formed in moderate yield. Complexes 1 and 3 feature a (κ -H,H,N) coordination mode, whereas 4, 5, and 6 display both (κ -H,N,N) and (κ -H,S,S) modes of the corresponding ligands. To investigate the lability of the CO ligands of 1 and 3, we treated the complexes with phosphine ligands that generated novel bis(σ)borate complexes [Mn(μ-H) (BHNCSC H )(NR)(CO) PL L'] (R=NCSC H ; 7 a: L=L'=Ph; 7 b: L=Ph, L'=Me) and [Mn(μ-H) BHN(NCSC H )R(CO) PL L'] (R=NCSC H ; 8 a: L=L'=Ph; 8 b: L=Ph, L'=Me). Complexes 7 and 8 are structural isomers with different coordination modes of the bbza ligand. In addition, DFT calculations were performed to shed some light on the bonding and electronic structures of these complexes.
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Koushik Saha, Rongala Ramalakshmi, Suman Gomosta, Kriti Pathak, Vincent Dorcet, et al.. Design, Synthesis, and Chemistry of Bis(sigma)borate and Agostic Complexes of Group 7 Metals. Chemistry - A European Journal, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2017, 23 (41), pp.9812--9820. ⟨10.1002/chem.201701423⟩. ⟨hal-01578536⟩



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