The investigation of new titaniuni(IV) hexaalkylarene complexes gave new insight into the stability of high-valent metal arene complexes. In contrast to low-valent transition metal arene complexes these complexes are in equilibrium with the free arenes. The stability of the complexes was shown to depend strongly on both the donor ability of the arene and on their solubility. This is unprecedented in transition metal arene chemistry.
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This work was supported by a grant from Research Corporation. We would also like to thank the Swenson Family Foundation (Summer scholarship for CLR). and the McNair Scholar Program (Summer scholarship for EKK). We also would like to thank Professor Robert M. Carlson for helpful discussions.
- Arene complexes