Isolation and reactions of a tantalum-imine complex TaCl3(dme) (PhCH=NCH2Ph)

Kazuhiko Takai, Takaya Ishiyama, Hidekuni Yasue, Takahumi Nobunaka, Makoto Itoh, Toshiyuki Oshiki, Kazushi Mashima, Kazuhide Tani

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A new tantalum-imine complex TaCl3(dme)(PhCH=NCH2Ph) (1) (DME = 1,2-dimethoxyethane) was synthesized by treatment of N-(benzylidene)benzylamine with low-valent tantalum derived from TaCl5 and zinc in DME and toluene. The molecular structure of complex 1 was determined by X-ray crystallographic analysis, and its reactivity toward unsaturated compounds examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5128-5132
Number of pages5
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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