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Open-shell lanthanide(II+) or -(III+) complexes bearing σ-silyl and silylene ligands: synthesis, structure, and bonding analysis.

Zitz R, Arp H, Hlina J, Walewska M, Marschner C, Szilvási T, Blom B, Baumgartner J - Inorg Chem (2015)

Bottom Line: Density functional theory calculations were carried out for complexes 2a-2d, 5, and 6 to elucidate the bonding situation between the Ln(II+) or Ln(III+) centers and Si.In particular, a decrease in the Mayer bond order (MBO) of the Ln-Si bond is observed in the series 2a-2d in moving from the lighter to the heavier lanthanides (Tm = 0.53, Ho = 0.62, Tb = 0.65, and Gd = 0.75), which might indicate decreasing covalency in the Ln-Si bond.In accordance with the long bond lengths observed experimentally in complexes 5 and 6, comparatively low MBOs were determined for both silylene complexes (5, 0.24; 6, 0.25) .

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Affiliation: †Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Technische Universität Graz, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria.

ABSTRACT
Complexes featuring lanthanide (Ln)-Si bonds represent a highly neglected research area. Herein, we report a series of open-shell Ln(II+) and Ln(III+) complexes bearing σ-bonded silyl and base-stabilized N-heterocyclic silylene (NHSi) ligands. The reactions of the Ln(III+) complexes Cp3Ln (Ln = Tm, Ho, Tb, Gd; Cp = cyclopentadienide) with the 18-crown-6 (18-cr-6)-stabilized 1,4-oligosilanyl dianion [(18-cr-6)KSi(SiMe3)2SiMe2SiMe2Si(SiMe3)2K(18-cr-6)] (1) selectively afford the corresponding metallacyclopentasilane salts [Cp2Ln({Si(SiMe3)2SiMe2}2)](-)[K2(18-cr-6)2Cp](+) [Ln = Tm (2a), Ho (2b), Tb (2c), Gd (2d)]. Complexes 2a-2d represent the first examples of structurally characterized Tm, Ho, Tb, and Gd complexes featuring Ln-Si bonds. Strikingly, the analogous reaction of 1 with the lighter element analogue Cp3Ce affords the acyclic product [Cp3CeSi(SiMe3)2SiMe2SiMe2Si(SiMe3)2-Cp3Ce](2-)2[K(18-cr-6)](+) (3) as the first example of a complex featuring a Ce-Si bond. In an alternative synthetic approach, the aryloxy-functionalized benzamidinato NHSi ligand Si(OC6H4-2-tBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (4a) and the alkoxy analogue Si(OtBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (4b) were reacted with Cp*2Sm(OEt2), affording, by OEt2 elimination, the corresponding silylene complexes, both featuring Sm(II+) centers: Cp*2Sm ← :Si(O-C6H4-2-tBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (6) and Cp*2Sm ← :Si(OtBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (5). Complexes 5 and 6 are the first four-coordinate silylene complexes of any f-block element to date. All complexes were fully characterized by spectroscopic means and by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. In the series 2a-2d, a linear correlation was observed between the Ln-Si bond lengths and the covalent radii of the corresponding Ln metals. Moreover, in complexes 5 and 6, notably long Sm-Si bonds are observed, in accordance with a donor-acceptor interaction between Si and Sm [5, 3.4396(15) Å; 6, 3.3142(18) Å]. Density functional theory calculations were carried out for complexes 2a-2d, 5, and 6 to elucidate the bonding situation between the Ln(II+) or Ln(III+) centers and Si. In particular, a decrease in the Mayer bond order (MBO) of the Ln-Si bond is observed in the series 2a-2d in moving from the lighter to the heavier lanthanides (Tm = 0.53, Ho = 0.62, Tb = 0.65, and Gd = 0.75), which might indicate decreasing covalency in the Ln-Si bond. In accordance with the long bond lengths observed experimentally in complexes 5 and 6, comparatively low MBOs were determined for both silylene complexes (5, 0.24; 6, 0.25) .

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1H NMR spectrum of complex 6 in C6D6 at 298 K: (*) C6D5H; (+) trace impurity. Thehigh- and low-field chemical shift positions of the aryl protons areindicated.
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fig1: 1H NMR spectrum of complex 6 in C6D6 at 298 K: (*) C6D5H; (+) trace impurity. Thehigh- and low-field chemical shift positions of the aryl protons areindicated.

Mentions: Strikingly, for the silylene complexes 5 and 6 both featuring SmII+ centers, in therespective 1H NMR spectra, most of the signals are observedin the diamagnetic spectral window, at odds with the complexes discussedabove. Noteworthy, however, are dramatic shifts of the aryl protonsin both complexes, to both high- and low-field regions, because ofthe paramagnetic influence of the SmII center (Figure 1). Some of the signals are also somewhat line-broadened.The 13C NMR spectra for both complexes also reveal mostof the signals in the expected diamagnetic spectral range, some againsomewhat line-broaded, although the resonance signals correspondingto the ring atoms of the coordinated Cp* ligand could not be observedin both complexes, akin to the Cp complexes described above.


Open-shell lanthanide(II+) or -(III+) complexes bearing σ-silyl and silylene ligands: synthesis, structure, and bonding analysis.

Zitz R, Arp H, Hlina J, Walewska M, Marschner C, Szilvási T, Blom B, Baumgartner J - Inorg Chem (2015)

1H NMR spectrum of complex 6 in C6D6 at 298 K: (*) C6D5H; (+) trace impurity. Thehigh- and low-field chemical shift positions of the aryl protons areindicated.
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fig1: 1H NMR spectrum of complex 6 in C6D6 at 298 K: (*) C6D5H; (+) trace impurity. Thehigh- and low-field chemical shift positions of the aryl protons areindicated.
Mentions: Strikingly, for the silylene complexes 5 and 6 both featuring SmII+ centers, in therespective 1H NMR spectra, most of the signals are observedin the diamagnetic spectral window, at odds with the complexes discussedabove. Noteworthy, however, are dramatic shifts of the aryl protonsin both complexes, to both high- and low-field regions, because ofthe paramagnetic influence of the SmII center (Figure 1). Some of the signals are also somewhat line-broadened.The 13C NMR spectra for both complexes also reveal mostof the signals in the expected diamagnetic spectral range, some againsomewhat line-broaded, although the resonance signals correspondingto the ring atoms of the coordinated Cp* ligand could not be observedin both complexes, akin to the Cp complexes described above.

Bottom Line: Density functional theory calculations were carried out for complexes 2a-2d, 5, and 6 to elucidate the bonding situation between the Ln(II+) or Ln(III+) centers and Si.In particular, a decrease in the Mayer bond order (MBO) of the Ln-Si bond is observed in the series 2a-2d in moving from the lighter to the heavier lanthanides (Tm = 0.53, Ho = 0.62, Tb = 0.65, and Gd = 0.75), which might indicate decreasing covalency in the Ln-Si bond.In accordance with the long bond lengths observed experimentally in complexes 5 and 6, comparatively low MBOs were determined for both silylene complexes (5, 0.24; 6, 0.25) .

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Affiliation: †Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Technische Universität Graz, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria.

ABSTRACT
Complexes featuring lanthanide (Ln)-Si bonds represent a highly neglected research area. Herein, we report a series of open-shell Ln(II+) and Ln(III+) complexes bearing σ-bonded silyl and base-stabilized N-heterocyclic silylene (NHSi) ligands. The reactions of the Ln(III+) complexes Cp3Ln (Ln = Tm, Ho, Tb, Gd; Cp = cyclopentadienide) with the 18-crown-6 (18-cr-6)-stabilized 1,4-oligosilanyl dianion [(18-cr-6)KSi(SiMe3)2SiMe2SiMe2Si(SiMe3)2K(18-cr-6)] (1) selectively afford the corresponding metallacyclopentasilane salts [Cp2Ln({Si(SiMe3)2SiMe2}2)](-)[K2(18-cr-6)2Cp](+) [Ln = Tm (2a), Ho (2b), Tb (2c), Gd (2d)]. Complexes 2a-2d represent the first examples of structurally characterized Tm, Ho, Tb, and Gd complexes featuring Ln-Si bonds. Strikingly, the analogous reaction of 1 with the lighter element analogue Cp3Ce affords the acyclic product [Cp3CeSi(SiMe3)2SiMe2SiMe2Si(SiMe3)2-Cp3Ce](2-)2[K(18-cr-6)](+) (3) as the first example of a complex featuring a Ce-Si bond. In an alternative synthetic approach, the aryloxy-functionalized benzamidinato NHSi ligand Si(OC6H4-2-tBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (4a) and the alkoxy analogue Si(OtBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (4b) were reacted with Cp*2Sm(OEt2), affording, by OEt2 elimination, the corresponding silylene complexes, both featuring Sm(II+) centers: Cp*2Sm ← :Si(O-C6H4-2-tBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (6) and Cp*2Sm ← :Si(OtBu){(NtBu)2CPh} (5). Complexes 5 and 6 are the first four-coordinate silylene complexes of any f-block element to date. All complexes were fully characterized by spectroscopic means and by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. In the series 2a-2d, a linear correlation was observed between the Ln-Si bond lengths and the covalent radii of the corresponding Ln metals. Moreover, in complexes 5 and 6, notably long Sm-Si bonds are observed, in accordance with a donor-acceptor interaction between Si and Sm [5, 3.4396(15) Å; 6, 3.3142(18) Å]. Density functional theory calculations were carried out for complexes 2a-2d, 5, and 6 to elucidate the bonding situation between the Ln(II+) or Ln(III+) centers and Si. In particular, a decrease in the Mayer bond order (MBO) of the Ln-Si bond is observed in the series 2a-2d in moving from the lighter to the heavier lanthanides (Tm = 0.53, Ho = 0.62, Tb = 0.65, and Gd = 0.75), which might indicate decreasing covalency in the Ln-Si bond. In accordance with the long bond lengths observed experimentally in complexes 5 and 6, comparatively low MBOs were determined for both silylene complexes (5, 0.24; 6, 0.25) .

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