Direct functionalisation of σ-aryl ligands: Preparation of homoleptic functionalised aryls of osmium(IV)

Man Kit Lau, Qian Feng Zhang, Joyce L.C. Chim, Wing Tak Wong, Wa Hung Leung

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The osmium(IV) tetraaryl complex [Os(C8H9)4] (C8H9= 2,5-dimethylphenyl) reacts with pyridinium tribromide in the presence of Fe powder to give [Os(C8H8Br)4], which undergoes Suzuki coupling with arylboronic acids to afford a series of homoleptic functionalised aryls of osmium(IV).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1479
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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