In crystallo lattice adaptivity triggered by solid-gas reactions of cationic group 7 pincer complexes

Joe C. Goodall, M. Arif Sajjad, Emily A. Thompson, Samuel J. Page, Adam M. Kerrigan, Huw T. Jenkins*, Jason M. Lynam*, Stuart A. Macgregor*, Andrew S. Weller*

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The group 7 complexes [M(κ3-2,6-(R2PO)2C5H3N)(CO)2L][BArF4] [M = Mn, R = iPr, L = THF; M = Re, R = tBu, L = vacant site] undergo in crystallo solid-gas reactivity with CO to form the products of THF substitution or CO addition respectively. There is a large, local, adaptive change of [BArF4] anions for M = Mn, whereas for M = Re the changes are smaller and also remote to the site of reactivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10749-10752
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number72
Early online date7 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2023

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