Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of ansa-Bis(allyl) Lanthanide Complexes, a New Class of Single-Component Methyl Methacrylate Polymerization Catalysts

Woodman, TJ, Schormann, M and Bochmann, M (2003) Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of ansa-Bis(allyl) Lanthanide Complexes, a New Class of Single-Component Methyl Methacrylate Polymerization Catalysts. Organometallics, 22 (14). pp. 2938-2943.

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Abstract

The reaction of the dipotassium salt K2{3-(C3H3SiMe3-1)2SiMe2} with LnCl3 in THF leads to the formation of the new ansa-allyl lanthanate complexes [Ln{(?3-C3H3SiMe3)2SiMe2}2{µ-K(THF)}·nTHF]8 ( 1 , Ln = La, n = 0.5; 2 , Ln = Y, n = 1; 3 , Ln = Sc, n = 1). Reaction of K2{3-(C3H3SiMe3-1)2SiMe2} with NdI3(THF)3.5 affords THF-free [Nd{(?3-C3H3SiMe3)2SiMe2}2(µ-K)]8 ( 4 ). Treatment of SmI2(THF)2 with Li{3-(C3H3SiMe3-1)2SiMe2}/KOtBu resulted in the samarium(III) complex [Li(OEt2)4][Sm{(?3-C3H3SiMe3)2SiMe2}2] ( 5 ), albeit in small yield. Whereas the crystal structure of 1 shows a coordination polymer, with potassium bridging to allyl moieties of two neighboring lanthanide units and close K···CH3Si contacts, complex 5 consists of discrete ions. The complexes 1 - 5 are all found to be efficient catalysts for the polymerization of methyl methacrylate to high-molecular-weight polymers under a variety of conditions, with 2 at 0 °C giving extremely high turnovers of 86 400 mol of MMA (mol of Y)-1 h-1.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 17:48
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 16:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/10490
DOI: 10.1021/om0301334

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