Coordinatively unsaturated alkyne complexes: synthesis of mono and bis-alkyne complexes of tungsten (II)

Jack L. Davidson, Giuseppe Vasapollo

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Abstract

[WBr2(CO4]n reacts with alkynes to give complexes [WBr2CO(RCCR)2]2 (1) (R = R' = Me, Et, Ph; R = Me, R' = Ph), which react with nucleophiles L{L = CNBut, PPh3, or P(OMe)3} to give monoalkyne derivatives (WBr2(CO)(RCCR')L2](2). An intermediate bis-alkyne adduct [WBr2CO(MeCCMe)2(CNBut)] (3) was isolated in the reaction of [WBr2CO(MeCCMe)2]2 with CNBut illustrating that cleavage of the dimer (1) is the first stage in these reactions. © 1983.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalPolyhedron
Volume2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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