Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 3, pp. 649-656
Published online 2010-02-14
Polyfluorinated ligand-supported organometallic complexes of copper, silver, and gold
Abstract: The tris(pyrazolyl)borate [HB(3,5-(CF3)2Pz)3]− prepared using highly fluorinated 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)pyrazole and BH4− is an excellent supporting ligand for the stabilization of a number of rare organometallic complexes of coinage metals. For example, it has enabled the isolation of Cu(I), Ag(I), and Au(I) complexes of CO and ethylene as crystalline solids. Syntheses, spectroscopic and structural features, and properties of [HB(3,5‑(CF3)2Pz)3]ML (M = Cu, Ag, Au; L = CO, C2H4) are the main focus of this discussion. Several metal adducts based on the tris(triazolyl)borate [HB(3,5-(CF3)2Tz)3]− supporting ligand as well as the cationic, coinage metal multi-alkene complexes containing the [SbF6]− counterion are also discussed.