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Impact of a rigid backbone on the structure of an agostically-stabilised dialkylstannylene: isolation of an unusual bridged stannyl–stannylene

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Keith Izod, Dr Casey Dixon, Dr Ross Harrington, Professor Mike ProbertORCiD



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The reaction between the phosphine–borane-stabilised dicarbanioncomplex [1,2-C6H4{CHP(BH3)Cy2}2][Li(THF)n]2 and Cp2Sn gives theunusual stannyl–stannylene [[1,2-C6H4{CHP(BH3)Cy2}2]Sn]21/2PhMe, in which one dicarbanion ligand chelates a tin centre, while theother bridges a tin–tin bond. The stannylene centre is stabilised byan agostic-type B–H  Sn interaction.

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Author(s): Izod K, Dixon CM, Harrington RW, Probert MR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2015

Volume: 51

Issue: 4

Pages: 679-681

Online publication date: 21/11/2014

Acceptance date: 14/11/2014

Date deposited: 15/12/2014

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: R S C Publications


DOI: 10.1039/c4cc08740b


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