Synthesis and characterisation of [M25-C5H5) 2(CO)4(μ-PH2)(μ-H)] (M = Mo, W); a new route to μ-PH2 complexes involving novel activation of a bridging diphosphorus ligand

John E. Davies, Martin J. Mays, Paul R. Raithby, Gregory P. Shields, Peter K. Tompkin

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Reaction of the known diphosphorus complexes [M25-C5H5) 2(CO)4(μ,η2-P2)] (M = Mo 1a, W 1b) with M′OH (M′ = Na, K) in thf-water followed by addition of HBF4 affords the new phosphido complexes [M25C5H5)2(CO) 4(μ-PH2)(μ-H)] (M = Mo 3a, W 3b) in good yield; 3a is the subject of a single-crystal X-ray diffraction study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 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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