The coordination chemistry of the N-substituted arylamido ligands [N(R)(C6H3R′2-2,6)] [R = SiMe3, R′ = Me (L1); R = CH2But, R′ = Prj(L2)] toward FeIIand CoIIions was studied. The monoamido complexes [M(L1)(Cl) (tmeda)] [M = Fe (1), Co (2)] react readily with MeLi, affording the mononuclear, paramagnetic iron(II) and cobalt(II) methyl-arylamido complexes [M(L1)(Me)(tmeda)] [M = Fe (3), Co (4)]. Treatment of 2:1 [Li(L2)(THF)2]/FeCl2affords the unusual two-coordinate iron(II) bis(arylamide) [Fe(L2)2] (5).
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry