Dearomatization of the PCP Pincer Ligand in a ReV Oxo Complex. Academic Article uri icon


  • A high-valent, rhenium(V) oxo complex (PCP)ReOCl2 (1; PCP=bis(2,6-di-tert-butylphosphinomethyl)phenyl) undergoes a deprotonation and "dearomatization" upon treatment with LiN(SiMe3 )2 to give (P*CP)ReOCl (2a), in which Re is bound to a new dianionic P*CP ligand. Compound 2a was studied spectroscopically, structurally, and computationally and was determined to have non-negligible Re=C multiple bond character, leading to its formulation as a new pseudo-carbenoid species. Reaction of 2a or its iodo analogue (P*CP)ReOI (2b) with CO2 provided access to (PCP)ReOX(CO2 ) (X=Cl or I, 3a/b), the product of 1,3-cycloaddition and C-C bond formation.

published proceedings

  • Chemistry

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Kosanovich, A. J., Komatsu, C. H., Bhuvanesh, N., Prez, L. M., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Kosanovich, Alex J||Komatsu, Christopher H||Bhuvanesh, Nattamai||PĂ©rez, Lisa M||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • January 2018