Synthesis and structures of (dialkylamino)ethylcyclopentadienyl derivatives of zinc Academic Article uri icon


  • Lithium salts of (dialkylamino)ethylcyclopentadienyl react with either ZnCl2 or Zn(OAc)2 to afford dimeric derivatives containing bridging chlorides or acetates, respectively. X-ray structural determinations of three such derivatives show that the cyclopentadienyl ligands are bound to the zinc centers in an 1 fashion and via their amine groups, thereby leading to a stable six-membered metallacycle.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Darensbourg, D. J., Wildeson, J. R., & Yarbrough, J. C.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Darensbourg, DJ||Wildeson, JR||Yarbrough, JC

publication date

  • October 2001