Electronic structure analysis and reactivity of the bimetallic bis-titanocene vinylcarboxylate complex, [(Cp2Ti)2(O2C3TMS2)]

Daniel N Huh, Asim Maity, Gerard P. Van Trieste, Nathan D. Schley, David C. Powers, Ian A. Tonks

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Abstract

Multimetallic redox cooperativity features heavily in both bioinorganic and synthetic reactions. Here, the electronic structure of the bimetallic Ti/Ti complex 11, [(Cp2Ti)2(O2C3TMS2)] has been revisited with EPR, confirming a predominantly TiIII/TiIII electronic structure. Reactions of 11 with 2,6-dimethylphenyl isocyanide (CNXyl), TMSCl, MeI, and BnCl were explored, revealing differential redox chemistry of the bimetallic core. In reactions with CNXyl and TMSCl, the metallacyclic TiIII center remained unperturbed, with reactions taking place at the pendent κ2(O,O)-titanocene fragment, while reaction with MeI resulted in remote oxidation of the metallacyclic Ti center, indicative of a cooperative redox process. All structures were studied via X-ray diffraction and EPR spectroscopic analysis, and their electronic structures are discussed in the context of the covalent bond classification (CBC) electron counting method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115368
JournalPolyhedron
Volume207
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021

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Funding Information:
Financial support was provided by the National Institutes of Health (R35GM119457), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (I. A. T. is a 2017 Sloan Fellow), and the Welch Foundation to D. C. P. (A-1907). Additional support was provided by the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to D. N. H from the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32GM137547). Instrumentation for the University of Minnesota Chemistry NMR facility was supported from a grant through the National Institutes of Health (S10OD011952). X-ray diffraction experiments were performed with a diffractometer purchased through a grant from NSF/MRI (1229400) and the University of Minnesota. We also thank Dr. Victor G. Young Jr. and Margaret C. Clapham of the University of Minnesota X-ray Crystallographic Laboratory for their assistance with SC-XRD.

Funding Information:
Financial support was provided by the National Institutes of Health (R35GM119457), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (I. A. T. is a 2017 Sloan Fellow), and the Welch Foundation to D. C. P. (A-1907). Additional support was provided by the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to D. N. H from the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32GM137547). Instrumentation for the University of Minnesota Chemistry NMR facility was supported from a grant through the National Institutes of Health (S10OD011952). X-ray diffraction experiments were performed with a diffractometer purchased through a grant from NSF/MRI (1229400) and the University of Minnesota. We also thank Dr. Victor G. Young Jr. and Margaret C. Clapham of the University of Minnesota X-ray Crystallographic Laboratory for their assistance with SC-XRD.

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Keywords

  • Covalent bond classification
  • EPR
  • Oxidation states
  • Titanium
  • X-ray

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