Preparation OF (t-BuNC)5 MoX2 (X = O2 CCF3, Cl) and (t-BuNC)5 ReCl by cleavage of the quadruple bond in Mo2 (O2 CCF3 )4, K4 MO2 C18, and Re2 (O2CMe)4, Cl2

Gregory S. Girolami, Richard A. Andersen

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Addition of an excess of t-butyl isocyanide to solid Mo2 (O2 CCF3)4 or Mo2 - (O2 CMe)4 gives (t-BuNC)5 Mo(O2 CCF3)2 or (t-BuNC)4 Mo(O2 CMe)2, respectively. The quadruple bond in K4Mo2 Cl8 or C14Mo2 (n-Bu3P)4 also can be cleaved by an excess of t-butyl isocyanide to yield (t-BuNC)5 MoCl2. The anionic ligands can be exchanged with ammonium hexafluorophosphate in presence of excess t-BuNC to give the known [(t-BuNC)7 Mo] [PF6 ]2 · t-Butyl isocyanide also cleaves the quadruple metalmetal bond in Re2 (O2 CMe)4 C12 to give (t-BuNC)5 ReCl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C43-C45
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 11 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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