Synthesis and Characterization of Dimeric Zirconium (III) Complexes. Structure of “Zirconocene”

Kerrie I. Gell, Thomas V. Harris, Jeffrey Schwartz

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Abstract

Dimeric Zr(III) complexes have been prepared by thermolysis of (η5-C5H5)2ZrII-bis(phosphme) compounds. These dimeric Zr(III) complexes can also be prepared by treating “zirconocene” with phosphines. The structure of these dimeric Zr(III) complexes has been determined spectroscopically to contain (η5-C5H5)(η15-C5H4])Zr units. “Zirconocene” is proposed to contain similar units. Oxidation of these Zr(III) compounds by secondary phosphines, by O2, and by I2 is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-488
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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