Synthesis and crystal structure of the first lanthanide complex of N-confused porphyrin with an η2 agostic C-H interaction

Xunjin Zhu, Wai Kwok Wong, Wing Kit Lo, Wai Yeung Wong

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The reaction of Ln[N(SiMe3)2]3· [LiCl(THF)3]x (Ln = Yb and Er) with N-confused tetraphenylporphyrin (H2NCTPP) followed by Na(LOMe) (LOMe = (η5-C5H5)Co[P(=O)(OMe) 2]) gives (NCTPP)Ln(LOMe), whose X-ray structures exhibit an η2 agostic interaction between the metal centre and the inner C-H bond of the NCTPP ligand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1022-1024
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

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