New routes to η7-cycloheptatrienylmolybdenum complexes: Crystal and molecular structures of [Mo(acac)(H2O)(η7- C7H7)]+BF4- and [Mo(NCS)(acac)(η7-C7H7)]

Manfred Bochmann, Michael Cooke, Michael Green, Howard P. Kirsch, F. Gordon A. Stone, Alan J. Welch

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Reaction of [Mo(CO)37-C7H 7)]BF4 with arenes gives [Mo(η7-C 7H7)(η6-arene)]BF4, whereas the halides Me3SiX (X = Cl, Br, or I) form [Mo2X 37-C7H7)2], the latter being reversibly oxidised to binuclear monocations; treatment of the mononuclear cations with acacH affords [Mo(acac)(H2O) (η7-C7H7)]+, which with anions (X-) yields the neutral species [MoX(acac)(η7-C 7H7)], both these paramagnetic complexes being structurally characterised by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1976

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