Intramolecular cyclization of benzyl-substituted cyclopentadienyl titanum dichlorides promoted by boron tribromide

Yanlong Qian, Jiling Huang, Kai Ding, Yue Zhang, Qinglan Huang, Xiao Ping Chen, Albert S.C. Chan, Wing Tak Wong

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Intramolecular cyclization of α,α-alkyl-ortho-methoxybenzylcyclopentadienyl titanium complexes to form titanoxacycle complexes promoted by BBr3has been studied. A probable two-step mechanism involving halogen exchange and intramolecular elimination was proposed. Four related benzyl-substituted cyclopentadienyl titanium complexes have been studied by X-ray crystallography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometalic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2002


  • Boron tribromide
  • Halogen exchange
  • Intramolecular cyclization
  • Titanoxacycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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