Abstract Vaska’s complex, Ir(Cl)[P(C6H5)3]2(CO), reacts with O2 at room temperature to form Ir(Cl)[P(C6H5)3]2(CO)(O2) at a ratio of 3.11:1 reactant to product and with HCl to form Ir(Cl)2[P(C6H5)3]2(CO)H at 47.7% yield. The CO stretch on the IR spectra of these compounds is found at a lower frequency than . . .
Dr. Peter M. Graham
Abstract The reaction of RuCl2(PPh3)2, THF, and diphenylpropargyl alcohol under reflux yields C51H40P2Cl2Ru in 46% yield. 1H NMR spectroscopy of C51H40P2Cl2Ru shows a series of overlapping peaks at δ 7.3-7.8. C51H40P2Cl2Ru can then react with dichloromethane and tricyclohexylphosphine to form C51H76Cl2P2Ru. . . .
Synthesis and Determination of [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3 Abstract The reaction of mesitylene with Mo(CO)6 under reflux yields [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3 in low percent yield (around 1%). 1H NMR of [1,3,5-C6H3(CH3)3]Mo(CO)3 shows singlets at δ 2.25 and 5.23 with absorption ratios of 9:3, respectively. 1H . . .
Synthesis and Determination of Polypyrazolylborates: K[HB(3,5-C5H7N2)3] and HB(3,5-C5H7N2)3Cu(CO) Abstract The reaction of KBH4 heated with 3,5-dimethylpyrazole produces potassium tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)hydroborate at an unknown percent yield. 1H NMR spectroscopy of K[HB(3,5-C5H7N2)3] shows . . .
Tinkering with Tin: Synthesis of SnCl(CH2C6H5)3 and SnCl4[OS(CH3)2]2 Abstract The reaction of tin with benzyl chloride under reflux yields SnCl(CH2C6H5)3 in low percent yield (around 15%) due to various factors. 1H NMR of SnCl(CH2C6H5)3 shows a singlet at δ 3.15 with satellites containing coupling . . .
It is widely known among inorganic chemists that multiply bonded metal-ligand species take part in a diverse set of atom and group transfer reactions. It is common to witness CR2 groups transferred to unsaturated organic substrates, but viewing the insertion of CH2 into C-H bonds to yield saturated product is . . .
Unlike the well know and oft studied chemistry of double bonds between carbons, the chemistry of boron-boron double bonds is for the most part unexplored. It is believed that boron should behave similarly to carbon due to its relativity to the element on the periodic table. Anions containing boron double . . .