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Molecules 2018, 23(8), 2054;

Synthesis and Coordination Behavior of a Flexible Bis(phosphinoferrocene) Ligand

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Hlavova 2030, 128 40 Prague, Czech Republic
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 25 July 2018 / Revised: 11 August 2018 / Accepted: 15 August 2018 / Published: 16 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ferrocene and Ferrocene-Containing Compounds)
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A symmetrical flexible bis(phosphinoferrocene) derivative, viz. bis[1′-(diphenylphosphino)ferrocenyl]methane (1), was prepared and studied as a ligand in Pd(II) and Au(I) complexes. The reactions of 1 with [PdCl2(cod)] (cod = cycloocta-1,5-diene) and [Pd(μ-Cl)(LNC)]2 (LNC = [2-(dimethylamino-κN)methyl]phenyl-κC1) produced bis(phosphine) complex trans-[PdCl2(12P,P′)] (4), wherein the ligand spans trans positions in the square-planar coordination sphere of Pd(II) and the tetranuclear, P,P-bridged complex [(μ(P,P′)-1){PdCl(LNC)}2] (5), respectively. In reactions with the Au(I) precursors [AuCl(tht)] and [Au(tht)2][SbF6] (tht = tetrahydrothiophene), ligand 1 gave rise to tetranuclear Au2Fe2 complex [(μ(P,P′)-1)(AuCl)2] (6) and to symmetrical macrocyclic tetramer [Au4(μ(P,P′)-1)4][SbF6]4 (7). All compounds were characterized by spectroscopic methods. In addition, the structures of compound 1, its synthetic precursor bis[1′-(diphenylphosphino)ferrocenyl]methanone (3), and all aforementioned Pd(II) and Au(I) complexes were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis (some in solvated form). View Full-Text
Keywords: ferrocene ligands; phosphines; palladium; gold; structure elucidation ferrocene ligands; phosphines; palladium; gold; structure elucidation

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Schulz, J.; Leitner, Z.; Císařová, I.; Štěpnička, P. Synthesis and Coordination Behavior of a Flexible Bis(phosphinoferrocene) Ligand. Molecules 2018, 23, 2054.

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