Tricyanovinylalkynyl-metal complexes: synthesis and some reactions

M.I. Bruce, A. Burgun, K.A. Kramarczuk, B.K. Nicholson, C.R. Parker, Brian Skelton, Allan White, N.N. Zaitseva

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Reactions of Group 8 metal ethynyls with tetracyanoethene afford tricyanovinylethynyl–metal derivatives, M{CCC(CN)C(CN)2}(PP)Cp′ [2; M = Ru, Os; PP = (PPh3)2, dppe; Cp′ = Cp, Cp*; not all combinations]; a similar reaction occurs with the vinylidene RuCl(CCHPh)(PPh3)Cp. Further replacement of a CN group in 2 occurs with nucleophiles, while homo- and hetero-metallic derivatives are obtained by coordination of one of the remaining CN groups to other metal–ligand fragments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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