Alkyne Cleavage as a Novel Route to Low‐Valent Carbyne‐Metal Complexes

Alexander C. Filippou, Christian Völkl, Walter Grünleitner, Paul Kiprof

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Reversal of a carbine–isocyanide coupling al‐lowed synthesis of the electron‐rich carbyne complex 1. The key step in this new synthesis is the base‐induced cleavage of the tBu(H)NC;CPh ligand of a WII complex to give a carbyne ligand and an isocyanide ligand. This method appears to be applicable to complexes having iscelectronic metal centers. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990


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