Molecular rearrangements of diynes coordinated to triosmium carbonyl clusters: the synthesis and structural characterisation of [Os-3(mu-H)(CO)(10){mu(3)-eta(1):eta(3):eta(1)-Ph(C)C9H6)}], [Os-3(mu-H)(CO)(9){mu(3)- eta(1):eta(3):eta(1)-Ph(C)C9H6)}] and [Os-3(mu-H)(CO)(8)(MeCN){mu(3)-eta(1):eta(3):eta(1)- Ph(C)C9H6)}]

L P Clarke, J E Davies, D V Krupenya, P R Raithby, G P Shields, G L Starova, S P Tunik

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Abstract

The reaction between [Os3H2(CO)(10)] and 1,4-diphenylbuta-1,3-diyne yields two isomers of the triosmium cluster [Os-3(mu-H)(CO)(10){mu(3)-eta(1):eta(3) eta(1)-Ph(C)C9H6)}]1, 2, the structures of which involve an 'open' metal triangle and exhibit an unusual pseudo-allylic interaction involving a fused six- and five-membered ring system obtained from a ring-closure reaction of the diyne. Thermal decarbonylation of 1 and 2 produces [Os-3(mu-H)(CO)(9){mu3-eta(1):eta(3):eta(1)-Ph(C)C9H6)}] (3) which has a 'closed' Os-3 triangular core and the same formal mu(3)-eta(1):eta(3):eta(1)-allylic coordination mode. The reaction of 1 with trimethylamine-N-oxide in the presence of acetonitrile affords [Os-3(mu-H)(CO)(8)(MeCN) {mu(3)-eta(1):eta(3):eta(1)-(Ph(C)C9H6)}] (4), an acetonitrile-substituted derivative of 3. The structures of clusters 1-4 have been established by X-ray crystallography, and all the new clusters have been characterised spectroscopically. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-323
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume683
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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