Vanadocene-Mediated Ionization of Water in the Aqua Species [H2O·B(C6F5)3]:  Structural Characterization of the Hydride and Hydroxide Complexes [Cp2V(μ-H)B(C6F5)3] and [Cp2V(μ-OH)B(C6F5)3]

The reaction of Cp2V with B(C6F5)3 in the presence of water leads to the hydride complex [Cp2V(μ-H)B(C6F5)3] (1) and the hydroxide complex [Cp2V(μ-OH)B(C6F5)3] (2), both of which have been characterized by X-ray structure determinations. Both complexes are derived from the ionization of water in the presence of B(C6F5)3.