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Synthesis and Reactivities of Polyhydrido Osmium Arylsilyl Complexes Prepared from OsH3Cl(PPh3)3

Synthesis and Reactivities of Polyhydrido Osmium Arylsilyl Complexes Prepared from OsH3Cl(PPh3)3
Guochen Jia, Wei Bai, Guomei He, Linlin Wu, Herman H. Y. Sung, Zhenyang Lin, Jiangxi Chen, Ian D. Williams
Reactions of silanes with transition-metal complexes are of interest because their relevance to Si–H bond activation, the structural properties of polyhydrides, and catalytic hydrosilylation reactions. This work presents the results derived from reactions of arylsilanes Ph2SiH2 and PhSiH3 with OsH3Cl(PPh3)3 (1). Reaction of 1 with 1 equiv or excess Ph2SiH2 affords OsH3(SiClPh2)(PPh3)3 (2) or OsH4(SiClPh2)(SiHPh2)(PPh3)2 (3), respectively. These silyl complexes are formed via the oxidative addition of Si–H bonds and H/Cl exchange via silylene intermediates. Similarly, reaction of 1 with excess PhSiH3 produced the analogous bis(silyl) complex OsH4(SiClHPh)(SiH2Ph)(PPh3)2 (4). The bis(silyl) complexes are dodecahedral tetrahydride complexes containing weak Si···H interactions. The complex 3 reacts with PPh3 and CH3CN to selectively eliminate Ph2SiH2. Computational studies show that the preference for reductive eliminations from 3 follows the order Ph2SiH2 > H2 > Ph2SiHCl > Ph2HSi-SiClPh2.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00512

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00512

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