Hydrogen bonding in organometallic ligands and possible implications for carbon monoxide/hydrogen molecule chemistry, First carbonylation of an isolable metal .alpha.-hydroxyalkyl complex Academic Article uri icon


  • The metallacyclic α-hydroxyalkyl complex (CO)4MnNH2CHR1CHR2CHOH (2c, R1 = R2 = -(CH2)4-) carbonylates (-3 ± 1 °C, 250-360 psi of CO) to an acyl complex, (CO)4MnNH2CHR1CHR2CH(OH)C=O (3c), over 16 times faster than its α-(trimethylsilyl)oxy analogue. IR and 13C NMR spectra show an intramolecular hydrogen bond in 3c; this is proposed to account, at least in part, for the faster carbonylation of 2c. © 1984, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Vaughn, G. D., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • October 1984