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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry