The preparation of two new indenyl esters 2-(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyloxy)indene (1) and 2-(adamantanoyloxy)indene (2) is reported. Both compounds can be deprotonated with alkyllithiums such as n-BuLi and the resulting anions trapped by addition of TMSCl or iodomethane, rendering them as potential electronically modified cyclopentadienyl ligand analogues for complexation with transition metals. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|