Mechanism and Energetics of Silane and THF Displacement from the (η6-C6H6)Cr(CO)2(HSiEt3) and (η6-C6H6)Cr(CO)2(THF) Complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • The displacement of Et 3SiH and THF from the (η 6- C 6H 6)Cr(CO) 2(HSiEt 3)) and (η 6-C 6H 6)Cr(CO) 2(THF) complexes has been studied. Both solvents are displaced from the metal center by a dissociative mechanism. Kinetic and thermodynamic measurements suggest that the Cr-HSiEt 3 bond is ∼3 kcal/mol more stable than the Cr-THF interaction. © 2005 American Chemical Society.

published proceedings

  • Organometallics

author list (cited authors)

  • Bengali, A. A., & Fehnel, R

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Bengali, Ashfaq A||Fehnel, Robert

publication date

  • March 2005