(Cyclopentadienyl)zirconium trichloride

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(Cyclopentadienyl)zirconium trichloride
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Molar mass 262.67 g·mol−1
Appearance white solid
Density 2.31 g/cm3
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

(Cyclopentadienyl)zirconium trichloride is an organozirconium compound with the formula (C5H5)ZrCl3. It a moisture-sensitive white solid. The compound adopts a polymeric structure.[1] The compound has been well studied spectroscopically.[2]

Synthesis and reactions[edit]

It is prepared by chlorination of zirconocene dichloride.[3] Being polymeric, complex is insoluble in nonpolar solvents. It dissolves in the presence of basic ligands to give adducts.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Engelhardt, L. M.; Papasergio, R. I.; Raston, C. L.; White, A. H. (1984). "Crystal Structures of Trichloro(η5-cyclopentadienyl)titanium(IV) and -zirconium(IV)". Organometallics. 3: 18–20. doi:10.1021/om00079a005.
  2. ^ Rossini, A. J.; Mills, R. W.; Briscoe, G. A.; Norton, E. L.; et al. (2009). "Solid-State Chlorine NMR of Group IV Transition Metal Organometallic Complexes". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131 (9): 3317–3330. doi:10.1021/ja808390a. PMID 19256569.
  3. ^ Gerhard Erker (1990). "Mono(η-cyclopentadienyl)zirconium Complexes: from Coordination Chemistry to Enantioselective Catalysis". Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 400 (1–2): 185–203. doi:10.1016/0022-328X(90)83012-9.