Crystal structure of bis{μ2-[(2-iminocyclopentylidene)methylidene]azanido-κ2 N:N'}bis[(η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)zirconium(IV)] hexane monosolvate

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Chester : International Union of Crystallography

The title compound, [Zr2(C10H15)4(C6H6N2)2]·C6H14, was obtained by the stoichiometric reaction of adipo­nitrile with [Zr(C10H15)2([eta]2-Me3SiC2SiMe3)]. Intra­molecular nitrile-nitrile couplings and deprotonation of the substrate produced the (1-imino-2-enimino)­cyclo­pentane ligand, which functions as a five-membered bridge between the two metal atoms. The ZrIV atom exhibits a distorted tetra­hedral coordination sphere defined by two penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl ligands, by the imino unit of one (1-imino-2-enimino)­cyclo­pentane and by the enimino unit of the second (1-imino-2-enimino)­cyclo­pentane. The cyclo­pentane ring of the ligand shows an envelope conformation. The asymmetric unit contains one half of the complex and one half of the hexane solvent mol­ecule, both being completed by the application of inversion symmetry. One of the penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl ligands is disordered over two sets of sites with a refined occupancy ratio of 0.8111 (3):0.189 (3). In the crystal, the complex mol­ecules are packed into rods extending along [100], with the solvent mol­ecules located in between. The rods are arranged in a distorted hexa­gonal packing.

1-imino-2-enimino-cyclopentane ligand, crystal structure, dinuclear structure, zirconocene
Becker, L., Spannenberg, A., Arndt, P., & Rosenthal, U. (2015). Crystal structure of bis{μ2-[(2-iminocyclopentylidene)methylidene]azanido-κ2 N:N’}bis[(η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)zirconium(IV)] hexane monosolvate (Version publishedVersion, Vol. E71). Version publishedVersion, Vol. E71. Chester : International Union of Crystallography.