π-Arene complexes. II. Synthesis, characterization and reactivity towards arene and thioether substitution of π-arenedicarbonyl(thioether)chromium(0)complexes. Crystal structure of cis-tetracarbonyl(methyl-1,3-dithian-2-methyl-2-dithiocarboxylate)chromium(0)

Simon Lotz, Minet Schindehutte, Marthie M. van Dyk, Jan L.M. Dillen, Petrus H. van Rooyen

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Abstract

A carbonyl ligand of π-arenetricarbonylchromiun(0) complexes is photochemically displaced to give π-arenedicarbonyl complexes of chromium(0) with thio-ether ligands. In contrast, irradiation of π-arenetricarbonylchromium compounds with dithio-ester and trithiocarbonate ligands yields only pentacarbonyl complexes. Substitution of the π-arene ring, the thio-ether ligand, or both, is easily achieved at room temperature and in polar solvents. The crystal structure of cis-tetracarbonyl(methyl-1,3-dithian-2-methyl-2-dithiocarboxylate)chromium(0) shows remarkably similar CrS bond distances of 2.379(2) and 2.383(2) Å for the respective thio-ether and dithio-ester sulphur-donor atoms of the bidentate ligand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-61
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume295
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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