Bis(alkylthioethyl)amine Complexes of Molybdenum

Stephen P. Downing, Martin J. Hanton, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Robert P. Tooze

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Abstract

Synthetic, structural, and catalytic studies of a series of molybdenum complexes with the tridentate "SNS" ligands bis(decylthioethyl)amine and bis(ethylthioethyl)amine are reported. Complexes with a range of molybdenum oxidation states {(0), (III), and (IV)} have been accessed synthetically in high yields from readily synthesized starting materials. The formation of an unexpected dimeric molybdenum(I) structure is also reported. Where possible, the complexes have been converted to salts of the weakly coordinating tetrakis(perfluoro-tert-butoxy)aluminate anion. The complexes have been screened for ethylene oligomerization activity with a number of aluminum cocatalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2417-2422
Number of pages6
JournalOrganometallics
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • SELECTIVE ETHYLENE TRIMERIZATION
  • OXIDATION-STATE
  • CATALYSTS
  • LIGAND
  • POLYMERIZATION
  • SUSCEPTIBILITY
  • ETHENE
  • MOMENT
  • NMR

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