Redshaw C1, Walton M, Clowes L, Hughes DL, Fuller AM, Chao Y, Walton A, Sumerin V, Elo P, Soshnikov I, Zhao W, Sun WH.
Chemistry. 2013 Jul 1;19(27):8884-99. doi: 10.1002/chem.201300453. Epub 2013 May 16.The reactions of MCl5 or MOCl3 with imidazole-based pro-ligand L(1)H, 3,5-tBu2-2-OH-C6H2-(4,5-Ph2-1H-)imidazole, or oxazole-based ligand L(2)H, 3,5-tBu2-2-OH-C6H2 (1H-phenanthro[9,10-d])oxazole, following work-up, afforded octahedral complexes [MX(L(1,2))], where MX=NbCl4 (L(1), 1a; L(2), 2a), [NbOCl2(NCMe)] (L(1), 1b; L(2), 2b), TaCl4 (L(1), 1c; L(2), 2c), or [TaOCl2(NCMe)] (L(1), 1d). The treatment of α-diimine ligand L(3), (2,6-iPr2C6H3N=CH)2, with [MCl4(thf)2] (M=Nb, Ta) afforded [MCl4(L(3))] (M=Nb, 3a; Ta, 3b). Read More