Isolation and structural characterization of geminal di(iodozincio)methane complexes stabilized with nitrogen ligands

Yusuke Nishida, Naoki Hosokawa, Masahito Murai, Kazuhiko Takai

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Abstract

Treatment of gem-di(iodozincio)methane with pyridine or diamine derivatives resulted in the isolation of a storable gem-di(iodozincio)methane species. Use of the sterically bulky bipyridine ligand gave a gem-di(iodozincio)methane complex, which allowed the first X-ray structural analysis of such species. This work represents a rare example of the isolation of an organometallic reactive species in Schlenk equilibrium and thus provides new insight into the design of efficient and storable organometallic reagents. The isolated gem-di(iodozincio)methane complexes serve as effective methylene dianion synthons for olefination of carbonyl compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume137
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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