Isolable zirconium hydride species in the reaction of amido complexes with amine-boranes.

Research paper by Maider M Greño, Miguel M Mena, Adrián A Pérez-Redondo, Carlos C Yélamos

Indexed on: 23 Mar '17Published on: 23 Mar '17Published in: Dalton Transactions


Mono-, di- and trinuclear zirconium hydride species have been isolated in the treatment of amido complexes [Zr(η(5)-C5Me5)(NMe2)nCl3-n] (n = 3, 1) with amine-borane adducts NHR2BH3 (R2 = Me2, HtBu). The reactions involve the formation of amidoborane ligands with ZrH-B interactions which readily undergo β-hydride elimination to give hydride functions.