Aryl Oligogermanes as Ligands for Transition Metal Complexes

Kirill V. Zaitsev, Kevin Lam, Viktor A. Tafeenko, Alexander A. Korlyukov, Oleg Kh Poleshchuk

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The ligand properties of a series of aryl oligogermanes R3Ge-GeAr3, 3–7 [Me3Ge-GePh3 (3), Me3Ge-Ge(pTol)3 (4), Ph3Ge-GePh3 (5), (C6F5)3Ge-GePh3 (6), Ph3Ge-GeMe2GePh3 (7)] for the synthesis of transition metal carbonyl complexes such as R3Ge-GeAr2(R′C6H46)M(CO)3 (M = Cr, 3a–7a; M = Mo, 3b; M = W, 3c) were investigated. The target complexes were obtained in moderate yields using several different synthetic approaches. The physicochemical properties of these new derivatives were investigated by IR, UV/Vis, NMR spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and DFT calculations. The molecular structures of 3c, 4a, and 5a were studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. A comparative analysis of donor and acceptor properties of aryl oligogermanes as ligands for transition metal carbonyl complexes is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4911-4924
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Dec 6 2018



  • Carbonyl ligands
  • Chromium
  • Germanium
  • Oligogermanes
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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Zaitsev, K. V., Lam, K., Tafeenko, V. A., Korlyukov, A. A., & Poleshchuk, O. K. (2018). Aryl Oligogermanes as Ligands for Transition Metal Complexes. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2018(45), 4911-4924.