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1 Chapter 13 Lecture 1 Organometallic Ligands and Bonding
Organometallic Basics An Organometallic Complex contains at least one M—C bond Includes ligands: CO, NO, N2, PR3, H2 Doesn’t include CN- (classical coordination chemistry ligand) Both s and p bonding between M and C occur History Zeise’s Salt synthesized in 1827 = K[Pt(C2H4)Cl3] • H2O Confirmed to have H2C=CH2 as a ligand in 1868 Structure not fully known until 1975 Ni(CO)4 synthesized in 1890 Grignard Reagents (XMgR) synthesized about 1900 Accidentally produced while trying to make other compounds Utility to Organic Synthesis recognized early on

2 4) Ferrocene synthesized in 1951
a) Modern Organometallic Chemistry begins with this discovery b) Many new ligands and reactions produced ever since 5) Organometallic Chemistry has really been around for millions of years a) Naturally occurring Cobalimins contain Co—C bonds b) Vitamin B12

3 Ligands and Nomenclature
Common Organic Ligands Binding Modes Bridging is possible with organometallic ligands

4 Different numbers of atoms of the organometallic ligand may be involved in bond and is called the “Hapticity” of the ligand The 18-electron Rule Counting Electrons The octet rule governs organic and simple ionic compounds: s + 3p orbital The 18-electron rule governs organometallics (with many exceptions) s + 3p + 3d orbitals Donor ligands provide the electrons other than the d-electrons

5 3) The “Donor Pair” method of electron counting (Method A in your book)
a) Common organometallic ligands are assigned an electron count and charge b) The charge on ligands helps determine d-electron count of metal c) Add up all electrons from Metal d orbitals and ligands to find total e- count (isonitrile or isocyanide) (oxo, sulfido) (nitrido)

6 Examples of Electron Counting
Cr(CO)6 Total charge on ligands = 0, so charge on Cr = 0, so Cr = d6 6 CO ligands x 2 electrons each = 12 electrons Total of 18 electrons (h5-C5H5)Fe(CO)2Cl Total charge on ligands = 2-, so Fe2+ = d6 (h5-C5H5- = 6) + (2CO x 2 = 4) + (Cl- = 2) = 12 electrons Charged complex: [Mn(CO)6]+ Total ligand charge = 0, so Mn+ = d6 12 electrons from 6 CO ligands gives a total of 18 electrons M—M Bond: (CO)5Mn—Mn(CO)5 Each bond between metals counts 1 electron per metal: Mn—Mn = 1 e- Total ligand charge = 0, so Mn0 = d7 5 CO ligands per metal = 10 electrons for a total of 18 electrons per Mn

7 Justification for and exceptions to the 18-electron Rule
MO Theory predicts that 18 electrons fill bonding orbitals This number is more stable than more (filling antibonding orbitals) or less Do

8 When is the 18-electron rule most valid?
a) With octahedral complexes of large Do. Ligands are good s-donors and good p-acceptors (CO) Exceptions to the 18-electron rule are common Weak field ligands with small Do make filling eg* possible ( > 18e-) p-donor ligands can make t2g antibonding ( < 18 e-)

9 5). Square Planar Complexes (d8) follow a 16-electron rule
5) Square Planar Complexes (d8) follow a 16-electron rule. 18 electrons would destabilized the complexes by filling the high energy dx2-y2 orbital.

10 Carbonyl Complexes (CO)
Bonding Review of CO Molecular Orbitals HOMO resides mostly on C = s-donation LUMO resides mostly on C = p-acceptance Reinforce each other and provide strong bonding Bonding of CO to a Metal

11 Characteristics of CO complexes
Infrared Spectroscopy Free CO stretch n = 2143 cm-1 Cr(CO)6 CO stretch n = 2000 cm-1 because p-back donation from metal weakens the CO bond by adding e- to antibonding p* orbital Negative charge on complex further weakens CO bond: [V(CO)6]- n = 1858 cm [Mn(CO)6]+ n = 2095 cm-1 d) Bridging CO further weakened by extra p-back donation (e- count = 1/M) X-Ray Crystallography Free CO bond length = pm M—CO carbonyl bond length = 115 pm

12 Synthesis and Reactions of CO Complexes
Carbonyl complexes of most metals exist. Most obey the 18-electron rule Bridging decreases down the periodic table as d-orbitals become larger. Synthesis Direct reaction: Ni CO Ni(CO)4 Toxic, used to purify Ni Reductive Carbonylation: CrCl3 + CO + Al Cr(CO)6 + AlCl3 Thermal/Photochemical: 2 Fe(CO)5 + hn Fe2(CO)9 + CO Reactions: useful for the synthesis of other compounds by substitution of CO Cr(CO) PPh Cr(CO)5(PPh3) CO Re(CO)5Br en Re(CO)3(en)Br CO


14 Ligands Similar to CO CN- (cyanide) is isolectric to CO Stronger s-donor and slightly weaker p-acceptor than CO More stable with M+ due to –1 charge than M0 (which favors CO) Considered a classical ligand rather than organometallic for this reason NN (dinitrogen) is isoelectric to CO Weaker s-donor and weaker p-acceptor than CO, so doesn’t bind well Very important in Nitrogen Fixation, so much research centers on complexes NO+ (nitrosyl) is isoelectric to CO Similar to CO in s-donor and p-acceptor properties Electron counting scheme considers linear NO complexes as 2 e- NO+ Electron counting scheme considers bent NO complexes as 2 e- NO-

15 Hydride and Dihydrogen Complexes
Hydride Complexes M—H bonding is s-donation only from H- (2 electron, -1 charge) Synthesis Reaction with H2: Co2(CO) H HCo(CO)4 Reduction of carbonyl complex followed by addition of H+ Co2(CO) Na Na[Co(CO)4] 2 Na[Co(CO)4] + H HCo(CO)4 Dihydrogen Complexes First Complex characterized in Mo(CO)3(PR3)(H2) Bonding s-donation from H2 s molecular orbital p-acceptance from H2 s* molecular orbital H—H bond is weaker and longer than free H2 (82-90 pm vs. 74 pm) Electron-rich metals can completely rupture the H2 bond by p-back donation Other good p-acceptor ligands on the metal helps stabilize the H2—M complex

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