Andrew Behrle - Synthesis and Reactivity of Homoleptic α-Metalated N,N-Dimethylbenzylamine Rare-Earth-Metal Complexes

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      Synthesis and Reactivity of Homoleptic   α-Metalated N,N-Dimethylbenzylamine Rare-Earth-Metal   Complexes

        Department of Chemistry, University     of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft Street, MS 602, Toledo, Ohio     43606, United States  
          Organometallics, 2011, 30 (15), pp 3915–3918    
          DOI: 10.1021/om200363z    


      A series of new homoleptic rare-earth-metal complexes was   synthesized using salt metathesis reactions between   LnCl3 and α-K(DMBA) (Ln = La (1), Ce   (2), Pr (3), Nd   (4), Sm (5), Gd   (6), Y (7); DMBA =   N,N-dimethylbenzylamine). All seven complexes were found   to be free of coordinating solvent, and no formation of any   “-ate” species was observed. The ligands in complexes   17 displayed η4  coordination to the metal center. Subsequently, the reactivity of   1 and 7 was investigated via   various protonolysis reactions using silylamines, anilines, and   phenols to generate a diverse array of other homoleptic   lanthanide complexes.

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