The reaction of Collman's reagent Na2[Fe(CO)4]·2thf with one equivalent of Au(NHC)Cl (NHC = IMes, IPr; IMes = C3N2H2(C6H2Me3)2; IPr = C3N2H2(C6H3iPr2)2) in dmso resulted in the [Fe(CO)4(AuNHC)]– (NHC = IMes, 1; IPr, 2) mono-anions. 1–2 further reacted with Au(NHC)Cl or Au(PPh3)Cl affording the neutral complexes Fe(CO)4(AuNHC)2 (NHC = IMes, 3; IPr, 4), Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)(AuIPr) (5) and Fe(CO)4(AuNHC)(AuPPh3) (NHC = IMes, 6; IPr, 7). 1–7 have been spectroscopically characterized by IR, 1H, 13C1H and 31P1H NMR techniques. Moreover, the molecular structures of 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 have been determined through single-crystal X-ray diffraction as their [NMe4][Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)], [NEt4][Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)], [NEt4][Fe(CO)4(AuIPr)], Fe(CO)4(AuIPr)2·1.5toluene, Fe(CO)4(AuIPr)(AuPPh3), Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)(AuPPh3)·0.5CH2Cl2 salts and solvates. The nature of the bonds in 1 and 2 was elucidated on the basis of atoms-in molecules (AIM) analyses on the DFT-optimized structures and compared with the corresponding compounds 3 and 4. 1–7 contained strong Fe-CO, Fe-Au, Au-P and Au–NHC bonds as well as weak Au···Au interactions. The different stability and reactivity of IMes-derivatives vs. IPr-ones was rationalized on the basis of steric effects.

Synthesis and Characterization of Heterobimetallic Carbonyl Clusters with Direct Au-Fe and Au···Au Interactions Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Phosphine Ligands

Beatrice Berti;Cristiana Cesari;Cristina Femoni;Maria C. Iapalucci;Rita Mazzoni;Federico Vacca;Stefano Zacchini
2019

Abstract

The reaction of Collman's reagent Na2[Fe(CO)4]·2thf with one equivalent of Au(NHC)Cl (NHC = IMes, IPr; IMes = C3N2H2(C6H2Me3)2; IPr = C3N2H2(C6H3iPr2)2) in dmso resulted in the [Fe(CO)4(AuNHC)]– (NHC = IMes, 1; IPr, 2) mono-anions. 1–2 further reacted with Au(NHC)Cl or Au(PPh3)Cl affording the neutral complexes Fe(CO)4(AuNHC)2 (NHC = IMes, 3; IPr, 4), Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)(AuIPr) (5) and Fe(CO)4(AuNHC)(AuPPh3) (NHC = IMes, 6; IPr, 7). 1–7 have been spectroscopically characterized by IR, 1H, 13C1H and 31P1H NMR techniques. Moreover, the molecular structures of 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 have been determined through single-crystal X-ray diffraction as their [NMe4][Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)], [NEt4][Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)], [NEt4][Fe(CO)4(AuIPr)], Fe(CO)4(AuIPr)2·1.5toluene, Fe(CO)4(AuIPr)(AuPPh3), Fe(CO)4(AuIMes)(AuPPh3)·0.5CH2Cl2 salts and solvates. The nature of the bonds in 1 and 2 was elucidated on the basis of atoms-in molecules (AIM) analyses on the DFT-optimized structures and compared with the corresponding compounds 3 and 4. 1–7 contained strong Fe-CO, Fe-Au, Au-P and Au–NHC bonds as well as weak Au···Au interactions. The different stability and reactivity of IMes-derivatives vs. IPr-ones was rationalized on the basis of steric effects.
Beatrice Berti, Marco Bortoluzzi, Cristiana Cesari, Cristina Femoni, Maria C. Iapalucci, Rita Mazzoni, Federico Vacca, Stefano Zacchini
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