Reversible oxidation of [MonW3-n5-C5H 5)3(CO)63-P)] (n = 0-3) by sulfur; synthesis and characterisation of [MonW3-n5-C5H 5)3(CO)63-PS)] (n = 0-3)

John E. Davies, Martin J. Mays, Elizabeth J. Pook, Paul R. Raithby, Peter K. Tompkin

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The trimetallic tetrahedrane complexes [MonW3-n5-C5H 5)3(CO)63-P)] (n = 0-3) are oxidised in carbon disulfide solution by elemental sulfur to the corresponding μ3-PS complexes [MonW3-n5-C5H 5)3(CO)63-PS)]; the new complexes lose the sulfur atom upon standing in solution at room temp, to regenerate [MonW3-n5-C5H 5)(CO)63-P)]; the X-ray crystal structure of [W35-C5H5) 3(CO)63-PS)] is determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1997-1998
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

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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