Synthesis and reactivity of N,N′-bis [o-(diphenylphosphino)benzylidene-2,2′-diimino-1,1′-binaphthylene (Binap-P2N2). Crystal structure of [Ag(Binap-P2N2)][[BF4]

Rick W K WONG*, Gao Jing-Xing, Wong Wing-Tak, W. C. Cheng, Che Chi-Ming

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Abstract

The condensation of a racemic mixture of 2,2′-diamino-1,1′-binaphthylene with two equivalents of o-(diphenylphosphino)benzaldehyde gives a racemic mixture of N,N′-bis[o-(diphenylphosphino)benzylidene-2,2′-diimino-1,1′-binaphthylene (Binap-P2N2) (I) in good yield. The coordination behaviour of I towards CuI and AgI has been explored. The interaction of I with one equivalent of Cu(Ph3P)2Br and [Cu(CH3CN)4][PF6] in CH2Cl2 gives Cu(Binap-P2N2)Br(II) and [Cu(Binap-P2N2)][PF6] (III) in 60% and 74% yield, respectively. In II the Binap-P2N2 ligand acts as a tridentate chelating agent, with the two phosphino groups and one of the two imino groups coordinated to the Cu, whereas in III it acts in tetradentate chelating mode. A variable temperature 31P{1H} NMR study of II reveals that the coordinated and the uncoordinated imino groups of the tridentate Binap-P2N2 ligand undergo a facile intramolecular exchange even at -55°C. The interaction of I with one equivalent of AgBF4 in CH2Cl2 gives [Ag(Binap-P2N2)][BF4] (IV) in 79% yield. In IV, the Binap-P2N2 ligand acts as a tridentate chelating agent, with the two phosphino groups and one of the two imino groups coordinated to the Ag. The structure of IV has been established by an X-ray diffraction study. The distance between Ag and N(2) is 2.56(1) Å, and the non-bonding distance between Ag and N(1) is > 3.0 Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume471
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 1994

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Copper
  • Crystal structure
  • Imine
  • Multidentate ligands
  • Silver

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