Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (04): 792-798.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201303050 Previous Articles     Next Articles



陈江溪, 何国梅, 贾国成   

  1. 香港科技大学化学系 香港
  • 收稿日期:2013-03-29 修回日期:2013-04-12 发布日期:2013-04-15
  • 通讯作者: 贾国成
  • 基金资助:

    香港研究资助局基金(Nos. HKUST 602611, 601812)资助项目.

Synthesis and Chemical Properties of Metallabenzynes

Chen Jiangxi, He Guomei, Jia Guochen   

  1. Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Received:2013-03-29 Revised:2013-04-12 Published:2013-04-15
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (Nos. HKUST 602611, 601812).

Metallabenzynes are an interesting class of metallaraomatics. They can be regarded as transition-metal analogs of benzyne in which a C atom is replaced by an isolobal transition metal fragment. The chemistry of this class of compounds has received much recent attention. A series of metallabenzynes containing osmium and rhenium have been isolated. It has also been demonstrated both experimentally and theoretically that metallabenzynes can have properties of both aromatic organic compounds and organometallic compounds. For example, metallabenzynes, like organic aromatic compounds, could undergo electrophilic substitution reactions to give new metallabenzynes; react with nucleophiles to generate metallabenzene species through addition of nucleophiles at the carbyne carbons of metallabenzynes and undergo reductive elimination to give carbene complexes.

Key words: aromaticity, organometallic compounds, metallabenzynes, metallabenzenes