Synthesis, characterisation and electrochemistry of the novel ferrocenyl-dienediyltriosmium cluster [Os3(CO)934-Fe[C 5H4(C2SiMe3)]22}]

Lionel P. Clarke, John E. Davies, Paul R. Raithby, Gregory P. Shields

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The reaction between [Os3(CO)10(MeCN)2] and [Fe{C5H4(C2SiMe3)}2] yielded [Os3(CO)1032-Fe[C 5H4(C2SiMe3)]2}] 1 and the decarbonylated product of this complex, [Os3(CO)934-Fe[C 5H4(C2SiMe3)]2}] 2, the structure of which has been shown by X-ray crystallography to incorporate a triosmium cluster linked via a metallobutadienyl ligand to a ferrocene unit; the cyclic voltammogram of 2 shows a reversible one-electron oxidation of the ferrocene unit and an irreversible two-electron reduction for the triosmium unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4147-4148
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 1996

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