A novel method for the synthesis of the homogeneous homoleptic cationic tantalum(V)tetramethyl complex [(TaMe4)+ MeB(C6F5)3−] from neutral tantalumpentamethyl (TaMe5) has been described, by direct demethylation using B(C6F5)3 reagent. The aforesaid higher valent cationic tantalum complex was characterized precisely by liquid state 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and 1H-13C-NMR correlation spectroscopy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2018|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by funds from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) office of sponsored research (OSR). R.D. thanks National Institute of Technology, Calicut for financial support. A.P. thanks the Spanish MINECO for a project CTQ2014-59832-JIN. The authors acknowledge the KAUST Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core Lab and the technical assistance of Xianrong Guo.