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Metalation-Resistant β-Diketiminato Ligands for Thermally Robust Organoscandium Complexes

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posted on 13.07.2009, 00:00 by Alyson L. Kenward, Jennifer A. Ross, Warren E. Piers, Masood Parvez
A new ligand design for the widely used β-diketiminato framework implements a “remote steric bulk” strategy for the stabilization of low-coordinate, metalation-resistant organoscandium complexes. In comparison to standard ligands, substantial improvements in thermal stability for neutral dialkyl and cationic alkyl organoscandium complexes are observed.