Combinatorial synthesis of bimetallic complexes with three halogeno bridges
Methods for the synthesis of bimetallic complexes in which two different metal fragments are connected by three chloro or bromo bridges are reported. The reactions are general, fast, and give rise to structurally defined products in quantitative yields. Therefore, they are ideally suited for generating a library of homo- and heterobimetallic complexes in a combinatorial fashion. This is of special interest for applications in homogeneous catalysis. Selected members of this library were synthesized and comprehensively characterized; single-crystal X-ray analyses were performed for 15 new bimetallic compounds.