[Ti(CO)43-BH4)]- and [Ti(CO)45-C4H4N)]-: The first zerovalent metal complexes containing η3-borohydride and pyrrolyl ligands

Paul J. Fischer, Victor G. Young, John E. Ellis

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Tridentate binding of BH4- to a zero-valent metal center was found for the first time in [Ti(CO)43-BH4)]- (shown in the picture), which was obtained from the reaction of the carbonyl metalate anion [Ti(CO)6]2- with BH3·THF. Displacement of the unusually labile BH4- anion by a pyrrolyl anion provided the first metal(o) pyrrolyl complex [Ti(CO)45-C4H4N)]- .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 2000


  • Boron
  • Carbonyl complexes
  • Titanium


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