Binding of a 2-pyridyl moiety to a B/Sn bidentate Lewis acid

Ramez Boshra, Ami Doshi, Krishnan Venkatasubbaiah, Frieder Jäkle

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Reaction of the bidentate Lewis acid 1,2-Fc(SnMe2Cl)(B(Me)Cl) (1, Fc = 1,2-ferrocenylene) with 2-trimethylstannylpyridine gave a complex (2), in which the 2-pyridyl group forms a bridge between the Lewis acidic tin and boron centers. The structure of 2 was confirmed by multinuclear and two-dimensional NMR, single crystal X-ray diffraction, and elemental analysis. The crystal structure shows that the pyridyl moiety is positioned endo relative to the substituted Cp ring and UV-Vis spectroscopy revealed an enhancement of the ferrocene-centered dd transition in comparison to related complexes with pyridine as a terminal ligand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 15 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Bidentate Lewis acids
  • Boron
  • Ferrocene
  • Heterocycles
  • Reverse chelate
  • Tin


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