Mace, W.J., Main, L., Nicholson, B.K. & van de Pas, D.J. (2004). Manganese carbonyl-mediated reactions of azabutadienes with phenylacetylene, methyl acrylate and other unsaturated molecules. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 689, 2523-2530.
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Reaction of PhCH₂Mn(CO)₅ with l,4-di-aryl-1-aza-1,3-butadienes gave substituted pyrrolinonyl rings which were η⁴-coordinated to a Mn(CO)₃ group. These are formed by intramolecular CO insertion into a (non-isolated) cyclomanganated intermediate, followed by cyclisation. Other unsaturated reagents (PhC≡CH, CH2=CHCOOMe, PhNCO) gave products arising from insertion of these, including a structurally characterised tri-aryl-η⁵-azacyclohexadienyl-Mn(CO)₃ complex from the reaction with the alkyne. PhCH₂Mn(CO)₅ reacts with l,4-di-aryl-1-aza-1,3-butadienes in the presence of unsaturated substrates to give products based on a cyclomanganated intermediate.
This is an authors version of an article published in the, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, (c) 2004 Elsevier Science B.V.