5 years ago

Ligand Effects and Kinetic Investigations of Sterically Accessible 2-Pyridonate Tantalum Complexes for Hydroaminoalkylation

Ligand Effects and Kinetic Investigations of Sterically Accessible 2-Pyridonate Tantalum Complexes for Hydroaminoalkylation
Laurel L. Schafer, Eugene Chong, Jason W. Brandt
The synthesis of a series of structurally varied pyridonate-supported tantalum amido complexes and their catalytic reactivity in the intermolecular α-alkylation of unprotected secondary amines are described. Both terminal and internal alkenes can undergo this hydroaminoalkylation reaction to give selectively substituted secondary amine products. The reactivity profiles of 3- and 6-substituted pyridonate tantalum complexes, [(2-pyridonate)Ta(NMe2)3Cl], and a triflato pyridonate tantalum complex, [(2-pyridonate)Ta(NMe2)3OTf], were evaluated to analyze ligand effects. The deprotonation and complexation of commercially available 3-methyl-2-pyridone and 2-pyridone readily yielded effective, catalytically active tantalum complexes, displaying reactivity with both terminal and internal alkene substrates. Kinetic studies and deuterium labeling experiments reveal a complex kinetic profile and provide evidence for off-cycle equilibria that dominate catalytic activity and provide guidance for future catalyst development.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.7b01486

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01486

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.