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Chemistry of phosphide-bridged dimolybdenum complexes. Part 6. The insertion of allene into co-ordinated µ-vinyl and η3-allyl ligands; X-ray crystal structures of [Mo2(η-C5H5)2(µ-PMe2){η3-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(CO)3] and [Mo2(η-C5H5)2{µ-η5-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(µ-PMe2)(CO)2]

Abstract

Prolonged photolysis of [Mo2(η-C5H5)2(µ-H)(µ-PMe2)(CO)4] in the presence of allene gives the new complexes [Mo2(η-C5H5)2{µ-η5-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(µ-PMe2)(CO)2] and [Mo2(η-C5H5)2(µ-PMe2){η3-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(CO)3] the structures of which in the solid state have been determined by single-crystal X-ray analyses. The former of these new complexes is also obtained in the reaction of the µ-vinyl complex [Mo2(η-C5H5)2{µ-σ:η2-C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(µ-PMe2)(CO)3] with allene but not in the reaction of the isomeric η3-allyl complex [Mo2(η-C5H5)2(µ-PMe2)-(η3-C3H5)(CO)3] with allene. On the other hand the syn-methylallyl complex [Mo(η-C5H5)2(µ-PMe2)(η3-syn-MeCHCH2CH2)(CO)3] does react with allene to give a ca. 1:2 inseparable mixture of [Mo2(η-C5H5)2{µ-η5-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CHMe}(µ-PMe2)(CO)2] and [Mo2(η-C5H6)2{µσ:η5-CH2C(CH2)C(Et)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(µ-PMe2)(CO)2]. These complexes may be obtained separately from reactions of the appropriate µ-vinyl complexes with allene. The mechanism of formation of the new complexes is discussed in the light of the above experimental results.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/DT9900002367
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1990,0, 2367-2374
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    Chemistry of phosphide-bridged dimolybdenum complexes. Part 6. The insertion of allene into co-ordinated µ-vinyl and η3-allyl ligands; X-ray crystal structures of [Mo2(η-C5H5)2(µ-PMe2){η3-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(CO)3] and [Mo2(η-C5H5)2{µ-η5-CH2C(CH2)C(Me)[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2}(µ-PMe2)(CO)2]

    G. Conole, K. Henrick, M. McPartlin, A. D. Horton, M. J. Mays and E. Sappa, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1990, 0, 2367
    DOI: 10.1039/DT9900002367

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