Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2004, 69, 2036-2044

Exceptionally Symmetric Crystal Structure of (Pentabenzylcyclopentadienyl)(cyclooctatetraene)titanium(III)

Ivana Císařováa, Vojtech Vargab, Michal Horáčekc, Jiří Kubištac and Karel Machc,*

a Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Hlavova 2030, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic
b Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, 400 01 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
c J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Dolejškova 3, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic


Complex [Ti(III)(η8-C8H8)(η5-C5Bn5)] (1) was prepared by salt metathesis reaction of [TiCl(η8-C8H8)(thf)]2 with LiC5Bn5 and characterized by ESR and UV-near-IR spectra. Its crystal structure is symmetric with respect to a mirror plane involving the titanium atom and one of the benzyl groups.

Keywords: Metallocenes; Titanocenes; Titanium; Sandwich complexes; Cyclooctatetraene; X-Ray diffraction; ESR spectroscopy; Conformation analysis.

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