A bent 'barocene' based on metallated 2-pyridylphenylmethane: [Ba{η5-PhCH(C5H4N-2)} 2{MeO(CH2)2O(CH2) 2OMe}(thf)]

Michael G. Gardiner, Colin L. Raston, Heiko Viebrock

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Reaction of barium metal with 2-pyridylphenylmethane in liquid ammonia, thf and diglyme at -50°C then ca. 70°C yields the metallated bent 'open metallocene' with the metal centre bound in an η5 manner to the ipso-C, adjacent C-centres and nearest N, C centres, a tridentate diglyme and a thf molecule [Ba-C, N 2.983(6)-3.303(6) Å, Ba-O 2.766(4)-2.855(4) Å determined at -100°C].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1795-1796
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


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