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Reaction of p-toluenesulfonylamide and M(NMe2)4 (M = Ti, V): generation of electron-deficient imido complexes of early transition metals.

Inorganic chemistry (2007-03-17)
Christian Lorber, Robert Choukroun, Laure Vendier
ABSTRACT

p-Toluenesulfonamide (p-TsNH2) was successfully employed as an imido ligand precursor in the synthesis of highly air- and moisture-sensitive titanium(IV) and vanadium(IV) complexes. Reaction of M(NMe2)4 (M = Ti, V) with TsNH2 in toluene afforded [M(micro-NTs)(NMe2)2]2 dimer complexes (M = Ti (1), V (2)). By contrast, the reaction carried out in dichloromethane led to [Ti[micro-N,O-NTs]Cl(NMe2)(NHMe2)2]2 (3) and [Ti[micro-N,O-NTs]Cl2(NHMe2)2]n (4) through solvent activation. The same reaction of M(NMe2)4/TsNH2 conducted in the presence of an excess of trimethylchlorosilane produced [V(=NTs)Cl2(NHMe2)2] (5) and [(Me2HN)Cl2Ti(micro2-N-NTs-kappa2N,O)2TiCl2(NHMe2)2] (6). Alternatively, compound 6 has also been prepared from TiCl2(NMe2)2 and TsNH2. 1 was reacted with trimethylchlorosilane to afford the amide complex [Ti[micro-N,O'-N(SiMe3)Ts-kappa3N,O,O']Cl2(NMe2)]2 (7) in which the tosylimide bond has been silylated. Compounds 1-6 represents the first examples of sulfonylimido complexes for titanium and vanadium.

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Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
p-Toluenesulfonamide, ReagentPlus®, ≥99%
Sigma-Aldrich
p-Toluenesulfonamide, reagent grade, 98%