Received 28 March 2012
aQinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008, People's Republic of China, and bKey Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, People's Republic of China
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The mononuclear title compound, [Ti(C11H8ClN2)2(C2H6N)2]·C7H8, was synthesized by the reaction of N-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-pyrrolylcarbaldimine with Ti(C2H6N)4. The TiIV ion is situated on a twofold rotation axis and displays a distorted octahedral geometry defined by four N atoms from two 2-[(4-chlorophenyl)iminomethyl]pyrrol-1-ide ligands and two N atoms from two dimethylamine ligands. The Ti-Npyrrole bond length [2.1041 (19) Å] is longer than the Ti-Ndimethylamine bond length [1.9013 (19) Å]; the imine N atom exhibits the longest Ti-N bond [2.3152 (17) Å]. The toluene solvent molecule is located on a twofold rotation axis running through the C atom of the methyl group. Consequently, the H atoms of the latter are rotationally disordered. The compound contains no markable hydrogen-bonding interactions.
For the synthesis of N-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-pyrrolylcarbaldimine and its oxidovanadium(IV) complexes, see: Mozaffar et al. (2010). For the synthesis of titanium amido complexes and their applications in hydroamination reactions, see: Ramanathan et al. (2004); Cao et al. (2001); Bexrud et al. (2007); Tillack et al. (2005); Braunschweig & Breitling (2006); Zhao et al. (2012).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2005); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: WM2614 ).
The authors appreciate financial support from the Hundreds of Talents Program (2005012) of the CAS, the Natural Science Foundation of China (20872105), the Qinglan Project of Jiangsu Province (Bu109805) and the Open Project of the Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education of Lanzhou University (LZUMMM2010003).
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