Displacement kinetics of eta(2)-bound furan and 2,3-dihydrofuran from Mn and Cr centers: evidence for the partial dearomatization of the furan ligand.
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The displacement of eta(2)-coordinated ligands from the photolytically generated CpMn(CO)(2)L and BzCr(CO)(2)L [Cp = eta(5)-C(5)H(5), Bz = eta(6)-C(6)H(6), L = 2,3-dihydrofuran (DHF), furan] complexes by pyridine has been studied. The displacement reactions span a wide range of time scales from microseconds to hours and were studied using a range of time-resolved IR spectroscopic techniques. The substitution reactions follow a dissociative pathway and the measured activation enthalpies provide an estimate for the strength of the metal-(eta(2)-furan) and metal-(eta(2)-DHF) interactions. In these complexes, the Cr center binds both ligands weaker than the Mn center. There is a approximately 6-10 kcal/mol difference in the binding enthalpies of eta(2)-furan and eta(2)-DHF to both metals suggesting that this difference is the result of a partial loss of resonance energy in the case of the aromatic furan ligand upon interaction with the metal.
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Andreatta, J. R., Cieslinski, G. B., Batool, M., Sun, X., George, M. W., Brothers, E. N., Darensbourg, D. J., & Bengali, A. A.
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Andreatta, Jeremy R||Cieslinski, G Benjamin||Batool, Madeeha||Sun, Xue-Zhong||George, Michael W||Brothers, Edward N||Darensbourg, Donald J||Bengali, Ashfaq A