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Inorganics 2018, 6(3), 85;

Metalation Studies on Titanocene Dithiolates

Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, 81377 Munich, Germany
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Received: 18 July 2018 / Revised: 20 August 2018 / Accepted: 22 August 2018 / Published: 24 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metallocene Complexes)
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Titanocene bis-arylthiolates [(C5H4X)(C5H4Y)Ti(SC6H4R)2] (X,Y = H, Cl; R = H, Me) can be prepared from the corresponding titanocene dichlorides by reacting with the thiols in the presence of DABCO as a base. They react with n-butyl lithium to give unstable Ti(III) radical anions. While the unsubstituted thiolates (X = Y = R = H) react with lithium Di-isopropylamide by decomposing to dimeric fulvalene-bridged and thiolate-bridged Ti(III) compounds, the ring-chlorinated compounds can be deprotonated with LDA and give appropriate electrophiles di-substituted and tri-substituted titanocene dithiolates. View Full-Text
Keywords: titanocene thiolates; metalation; chlorocyclopentadienyl ligands titanocene thiolates; metalation; chlorocyclopentadienyl ligands

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