Syntheses of metal diynyl complexes: Novel routes to all-carbon ligands

MI Bruce, MZ Ke, PJ Low

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CuI-catalysed reactions between halide complexes of Fe, Mo, W or Pt and an excess of buta-1,3-diyne in the presence of diethylamine lead to the formation of buta-1,3-diynyl compounds; elaboration of the diynyl ligand is achieved by replacement of H by either non-metal or metal groups, by coordination to the C=C triple bonds and by incorporation of the terminal C atoms into clusters with consequent electronic rearrangement along the C-4 chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2405-2406
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 1996


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