A series of "constrained geometry" organoactinide complexes, (CGC)An(NMe)2 (CGC = Me2-Si(η5-Me 4C5)(tBuN); An = Th, 1; U, 2), has been prepared via efficient in situ, two-step protodeamination routes in good yields and high purity. Both 1 and 2 are quantitatively converted to the neutrally charged, solvent-free dichlorides (1-Cl2, 2-Cl2) and slightly more soluble diiodides (1-I2, 2-I2) with excess Me3Si-X (X = Cl, I) in non-coordinating solvents. The new complexes were characterized by NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and (for 1 and 2) single-crystal X-ray diffraction, revealing substantially increased metal coordinative unsaturation vs the corresponding Me2SiCp″ 2AnR2 (Cp″ = η5-Me4C 5; An = Th, R = CH2-(SiMe3), 3; An = U, R = CH2Ph, 4) and Cp′2AnR2 (Cp′ = η5-Me5C5 ; An = Th, R = CH 2(SiMe3), 5; An = U, R = CH2(SiMe3), 6) complexes. Complexes 1-6 exhibit broad applicability for the intramolecular hydroamination of diverse C-C unsaturations, including terminal and internal aminoalkenes (primary and secondary amines), aminoalkynes (primary and secondary amines), aminoallenes, and aminodienes. Large turnover frequencies (N t up to 3000 h-1) and high regioselectivities (≥95%) are observed throughout, along with moderate to high diastereoselectivities (up to 90% trans ring closures). With several noteworthy exceptions, reactivity trends track relative 5f ionic radii and ancillary ligand coordinative unsaturation. Reactivity patterns and activation parameters are consistent with a reaction pathway proceeding via turnover-limiting C=C/C=C insertion into the An-N σ-bond.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Apr 11 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry
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CCDC 226625: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination
Stubbert, B. D. (Creator), Marks, T. J. (Creator) & Stern, C. L. (Creator), Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 2004
DOI: 10.5517/cc7lth3, http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/services/structure_request?id=doi:10.5517/cc7lth3&sid=DataCite