Alkylation of an N2-Derived PN3P Mo(V) Nitride Complex

Delong Han, Priyanka Chakraborty, Li Yang, Hao Huang, Kuo-Wei Huang

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The alkylation of a nitride ligand of a post-modified Mo(V) complex was achieved with MeOTf (1a) and EtOTf (2a), respectively. However, different from the known Mo(VI) nitride complexes where the alkyl group can be deprotonated by strong bases to form a ketimide for the next progressive reactions leading to nitrile, 1a and 2a can only be reduced to highly stable Mo(IV) imido complexes by NaH. Upon treatment with fresh PhCH2OTf, a new dinuclear Mo complex was isolated with N2 release, instead of benzylation of the nitride ligand.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAsian Journal of Organic Chemistry
StatePublished - Jul 25 2023

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-07-28
Acknowledgements: We are grateful forthe financial support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).This work is dedicated to Professor Keiji Maruoka on the occasion of his 70thbirthday

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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