Research Article: (N,N,N′,N′-Tetra­methyl­ethylenediamine-κN)bis­(2,4,6-trimethyl­phenolato-κO)germanium(II)

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Oleksii Brusylovets, Oleg Yrushnikov, Dina Naumova, Nikolai Klishin, Eduard Rusanov.


In the title compound, [Ge(C9H11O)2(C6H16N2)], the GeII atom is coordinated in a distorted trigonal–pyramidal geometry by two O atoms belonging to two 2,4,6-trimethyl­phenolate ligands and one N atom of a tetra­methyl­ethylenediamine ligand. Comparing the structure with published data of similar compounds shows that the Ge—O bonds are covalent and the Ge—N bond is coordinated.

Partial Text

For the synthesis and chemistry of aryl­oxygermylene–amine complexes, see: Bonnefille et al. (2006 ▶). For related compounds, see: Huang et al. (2009 ▶); Leung et al. (2007 ▶); Seigi & Hoffman (1996 ▶); Weinert et al. (2003 ▶); Wetherby et al. (2008 ▶); Zemlyansky et al. (2003 ▶).