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Coordination chemistry of the activation of [(triazacyclohexane)CrCl3] with [PhNMe2H][B(C6F5)(4)] and AlR3


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Kohn, R. D., Smith, D., Mahon, M. F., Prinz, M., Mihan, S. and Kociok-Kohn, G., 2003. Coordination chemistry of the activation of [(triazacyclohexane)CrCl3] with [PhNMe2H][B(C6F5)(4)] and AlR3. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 683 (1), pp. 200-208.

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Abstract

Complexes of N-substituted 1,3,5-triazacyclohexanes with CrCl3 form 1:1 adducts with [PhNMe2H][B(C6F5)(4)] with increased solubility in toluene. Addition of (AlBu3)-Bu-i leads to free PhNMe2 and a complex with [B(C6F5)(4)](-) weakly coordinated to chromium via a meta-fluorine atom. This complex can polymerise and/or trimerise olefins similar to methyl aluminoxane activated complexes. Decomposition of the active complex involves transfer of the triazacyclohexane to aluminium leading to [(triazacyclohexane) (AlBu2)-Bu-i][B(C6F5)(4)] and [(arene)(2)Cr][B(C6F5)(4)]. These chromium(I) complexes have been characterised by X-ray crystallography and prove that chromium is reduced to the oxidation state +I during the catalysis. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsKohn, R. D., Smith, D., Mahon, M. F., Prinz, M., Mihan, S. and Kociok-Kohn, G.
DOI10.1016/s0002-328x(03)00634-x
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code4988
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000185957300024

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