Reactions of the terminal rhenium acetylide complex Re(η 5 -C 5 H 5 )(NO)(PPh 3 )(C[triple bond, length half m-dash]CH) and butyllithium; generation, alkylation and stannylation of lithiocarbide complexes of the formula Re(η 5 -C 5 H 4 )(NO)(PPh 3 )(C[triple bond, length half m-dash]CLi)(X = H, Li) Academic Article uri icon


  • The title reaction gives, depending upon stoichiometry and conditions, Re(η5-C5H5)(NO)(PPh3) (C≡CLi) and Re(η5-C5H4Li)(NO) (PPh3)(C≡CLi); the first transition metal-alkali metal carbide complexes which are in turn derivatized by carbon and metal electrophiles.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ramsden, J. A., Agbossou, F., Senn, D. R., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • January 1991