Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1993, 58, 89-104

[n]Staffanes with Terminal Nitrile and Isonitrile Functionalities and Their Metal Complexes

Tomasz Janecki, Shu Shi, Piotr Kaszynski and Josef Michl

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0215, U.S.A.


The synthesis of several bridgehead nitrile and isonitrile derivatives of the first two [n]staffanes, n = 1 and 2, is reported. Both isonitriles were converted into pentacarbonylmolybdenum complexes. [2]Staffane-3-carbonitrile was converted to a complex with rhodium(II) acetate, which was characterized by a single crystal X-ray analysis.