Tris(1-4-η4-anthracene)niobate(1-), the first polyaromatic hydrocarbon complex of niobium

William W. Brennessel, John E. Ellis, Sergey N. Roush, Brian R. Strandberg, Oliver E. Woisetschlëger, Victor G. Young

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The first tris(arene)niobium complex, [Nb(1-4-η4-anthracene)3]-, has been obtained by the sodium or potassium anthracene reduction of NbCl4(THF)2, structurally characterized by X-ray analysis and shown to undergo facile anthracene displacement reactions in the presence of excess CO, PF3, 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene and P(OMe)3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2356-2357
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
StatePublished - 2002


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