Synthesis and molecular structure of meso-(ethylenebis-(2-(dimethylamino)-1-indenyl))zirconium dichloride

Luttikhedde HJG, Reko Leino, MJ Ahlgren, TA Pakkanen, JH Nasman

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    The preparation and molecular structure of meso-(ethylenebis(2-(dimethylamino)indenyl))zirconium dichloride (3) is reported. Predominant meso formation is observed when the ligand dilithium salt is reacted with ZrCl4 in THF. Complex 3 crystallizes in a chiral C-1 symmetric staggered conformation (Ind <^> Ind = 23.1 degrees) and reveals shortened hapto-nitrogen bond lengths, 1.456(11) and 1.399(13) Angstrom, indicating extensive orbital overlap between the nitrogen and the hapto carbon atom. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)227–230
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • aminoindenyl
    • meso
    • metallocene

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