Photochemical Preparation of Transition-Metal Carbonyl Compounds with l,l,2,2-Tetrafluoro-l,2-disilacyclobutenes as Ligands

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3456-3460
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1981
Externally publishedYes


Organometalhc compounds involving a five-membered disilametallacyclic structure are conveniently prepared by photochemical reactions between l,l,2,2-tetrafluoro-l,2-disilacyclobutene and transition-metal carbonyls (M = Mo, Fe, Mn, and Co). The reaction mechanism can be rationalized as an initial dissociation of M-CO followed by oxidative addition of the Si-Si bonds to the coordinatively unsaturated metal carbonyl species. Some intermediates, the olefin complexes, can be isolated and converted to the disilametallacyclic compounds by further irradiation.