Multiple Bonds between Main-Group Elements and Transition Metais. 77.1 Condensation Reactions of Methyltrioxorhenium(VII) with Catechols and Aromatic Thiols

Janos Takacs, Malcolm R. Cook, Paul Kiprof, Josef G. Kuchler, Wolfgang A. Herrmann

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Abstract

The title compound methyltrioxorhenium(VII) reacts with catechols to yield complexes of the formula CH3Re(O)2(l,2-O2C6R4) (〈2〉) that are fully characterized as pyridine adducte 3. Conducting these reactions in the presence of nucleophiles, e.g., halides, gives the hexacoordinate anions [CH3Re(O)2(l,2-O2C6R4)(X)] of compounds 4a-c (X = C1, Br, I) in high yields. Based upon spectroscopic data, the oxo ligands occupy cis positions and the halide ligand occupies trans positions with respect to the methyl group of these novel five-membered d0 rhenacycles. The rhenium(V) species “CH3ReO2, prepared in situ from 1 by reduction with (polymer bound) triphenylphosphane, reacts with phenanthrenequinone in the presence of pyridine to give the neutral hexacoordinate complex CH3Re(O)2(9,10-O2C14H8)(NC5H5) (5), with the quinone ligand being present in the reduced form as catecholate while the rhenium is in the oxidation state VII. Reaction of 1 with thiophenol gives initially the rhenium(VII) complex CH3ReO(SC6H5)4 (6), which upon heating undergoes intramolecular elimination of diphenyl disulfide, C6H5SSC6H5, to give the dinuclear rhenium(V) complex [CH3ReO(μ-SC6H5)(SC6H5)]2 (7; X-ray diffraction study). Condensation of 1 with benzene-1,2-dithiol gives the rhenium(VII) complex CH3ReO(1,2-S2C6H4)2 (8).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
JournalOrganometallics
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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