Reactivity of acryloyl chloride towards the anion [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ- PPhH)]-; synthesis of an unusual phosphaalkene

John E. Davies, Martin J. Mays, Paul R. Raithby, Anthony D. Woods

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Deprotonation of the complex [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PPhH)(μ-H)] by Bu(t)Li at -78 °C and subsequent addition of acryloyl chloride affords the metallophosphaalkene complex [Cp2(CO)4Mo212-PhP=CHMe)] in high yield; the complex exhibits cis/trans isomerism, both isomers having been crystallographically characterised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2455-2456
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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