Novel μ-methyl complexes of vanadium and their relevance to bimolecular deactivation of homogeneous imidovanadium polymerisation catalysts

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2345-2346
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


Attempted dimethylation of [CpV(NC6H3Pr2i-2,6)]Cl2 using Grignard reagents affords novel μ-methyl complexes arising by reductive dimerisation; the structure of one of these products, [CpV(NC6H3Pri2-2,6(μ-Me) 2]2(μ-Mg) 2, reveals V-(μ-Me)-Mg, V-Mg, N-Mg and C-H⋯Mg interactions.