Reactions of Triply-bonded Dimetal Compounds. Reversible Addition of Carbon Monoxide to a Hexakis(Alkoxy) dimolybdenum Compound. A Molecule with a Carbonyl-Bridged Metal-to-Metal Double Bond.
PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The dinuclear alkoxides, Mo2 OR 6, which contain metal-to-metal triple bonds, react with carbon monoxide at room temperature and 1 Atmos. A reversible reaction has been established for RBu Mo2 OBut 6 CO Mo2 OBut 6 CO. The compound Mo2OBut 6 CO has been structurally characterized and shown to contain a carbonyl-bridged metal-to-metal double bond. The Mo-to-Mo distance is 2.4891A. In the presence of an excess of CO, MoCO 6 is ultimately formed along with other as yet, uncharacterized molybdenum containing compounds. Author
- Organic Chemistry