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Title: Complexes from ring opening of Lawesson's Reagent and phosphorus-phosphorus coupling
Authors: Weng, Z. 
Leong, W.K. 
Vittal, J.J. 
Goh, L.Y. 
Issue Date: 14-Apr-2003
Citation: Weng, Z., Leong, W.K., Vittal, J.J., Goh, L.Y. (2003-04-14). Complexes from ring opening of Lawesson's Reagent and phosphorus-phosphorus coupling. Organometallics 22 (8) : 1645-1656. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: At ambient temperature the reaction of [CpCr(CO)3]2 (1; Cp = η5-C5H5) with 1 mol equiv of Lawesson's reagent, Ar2P2S4 (2; Ar = C6H4OCH3), for 3 h led to the isolation of brown crystals of Cp2Cr2(CO)5(SPAr) (3), dark red solids of Cp2Cr2(CO)5(S2PAr) (4), deep blue solids of Cp2Cr2(S2P(O)Ar)2 (5), greenish yellow solids of CpCr(CO)3H (9), and deep green crystals of Cp2Cr2(CO)4S (10) with yields of 5, 11, 20, 7, and 8%, respectively; a similar reaction at 90°C for 2 h gave 5 (36%), CpCr(CO)2(SP(H)Ar) (6) as red crystals (9%), [CpCr(CO)2(SPAr)]2 (cis-7) as dark brown crystalline solids (14%), and its isomer trans-7 as dark red crystals (5%), together with 9 (4%) and 10 (11%). The ambient-temperature reaction of [Cp*Cr(CO)3]2 (1*; Cp* = η5-C5Me5) yielded the Cp* analogues of 4, 5, 9, and 10, i.e., 4*, 5*, 9*, and 10* with yields of 51, 17, 6, and 8%, respectively. The thermolysis of Cp*2Cr2(CO)5(S2PAr) (4*) resulted in the isolation of Cp*Cr(CO)2(SP(H)Ar) (6*), Cp*2Cr2(CO)4(SPAr) (8*), and Cp*2-Cr2(S2P(O)Ar)2 (5*) with yields of 7, 14, and 13%, respectively. A NMR spectral study demonstrated that thermolytic degradation of complex 3 or its reaction with sulfur or Lawesson's reagent (2) led to the formation of cis-7; cis- and trans-7 were found to interconvert under elevated temperatures, giving 4:1 equilibrium mixtures at 80°C both isomers react with 1 to re-form 3. The solid-state structures of all the above-mentioned complexes have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Complexes 3 and 8* contain the phosphinothioylidene ligand in different coordination modes. The analogous structures of complexes 4/4* reveal a bridging dithiophosphorane ligand, being η2(S,S′) coordinated to a Cp/Cp*Cr(CO)2 moiety and η1(P) coordinated to a Cp/Cp*Cr(CO)3 moiety. The similar molecular structures of 5 and 5* contain an eight-membered ring, comprising two CpCr/ Cp*Cr units and two [S2P(O)Ar] moieties. Complexes 6/6* contain a rare η2-arylthioxophosphane ligand. The complexes cis- and trans-7 are conformers of a P-P-bonded dimer.
Source Title: Organometallics
ISSN: 02767333
DOI: 10.1021/om020933z
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