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Spectroscopic studies on matrix-isolated molybdenum pentachloride

Abstract

Matrix-isolation studies have been carried out on molybdenum pentachloride. In a nitrogen-matrix, prominent i.r. bands are observed at ca. 473 and 408 cm–1, which on the basis of isotope studies are assigned as the A1(axial) and E Mo–Cl stretching modes of monomeric MoCl5(C4v). Argon matrices yielded essentially the same spectroscopic features. Corresponding u.v.-visible spectra were obtained and assigned on the basis of a square-pyramidal geometry. Attempts to prepare and characterise MoCl6 were unsuccessful.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/DT9900001529
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1990,0, 1529-1532
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    Spectroscopic studies on matrix-isolated molybdenum pentachloride

    A. K. Brisdon, J. T. Graham, E. G. Hope, D. M. Jenkins, W. Levason and J. S. Ogden, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1990, 0, 1529
    DOI: 10.1039/DT9900001529

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