Jörg Sundermeyer and co-workers at the Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany have delve into the world of imido metal chemistry in their recent Dalton Transactions Hot Article. The team have found a useful way to make imido complexes by exchanging terminal metal oxo functionalities with N-organo and N-sulfonylimidos via metathesis using bent, thus very reactive sulfinyl amines R-NSO and sulfinyl sulfonylamides R-SO2-NSO.
Sulfinylamine metathesis at oxo metal species – convenient entry into imido metal chemistry
Konstantin A. Rufanov, Jennifer Kipke and Jörg Sundermeyer
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01133A