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The reactions of the anions [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PRR′)] (R, R′ = H, Ph) towards chloroarsines and chlorophosphines; synthesis of complexes containing both bridging phosphido and arsenido groups

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Deprotonation of the complexes [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PR1R2)(μ-H)] (R1 and R2 = H or Ph; Cp = cyclopentadienyl) in THF yields the related anions [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PR1R2)]. The reactivity of these anions towards Ph2PCl, (EtO)2PCl, Ph2AsCl and Me2AsCl has been investigated. The outcome of the reactions with chlorophosphines depends on the nature of the substituents on the bridging phosphido ligand. Thus reaction of [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PH2)] with Ph2PCl yields [Cp2(CO)4Mo2{μ-P(H)PPh2}(μ-H)], whereas the analogous reaction with [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PPhR)] yields [Cp2(CO)xMo2(μ-PPh2)(μ-PPhR)] (R = H, x = 4; R = Ph, x = 2). Thermolysis of [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PPhH)(μ-PPh2)] in toluene yields [Cp2(CO)2Mo2(μ-PPhH)(μ-PPh2)] and [Cp2(CO)(O)Mo2(μ-PPhH)(μ-PPh2)]. In contrast, the reaction of [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PR1R2)] with chloroarsines is not dependent on the nature of the R groups either on the phosphorus or arsenic atoms, yielding [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PR1R2)(μ-AsR32)] in all cases. These complexes are the first example of transition metal compounds containing both a bridging phosphido and a bridging arsenido group. The crystal structures of [Cp2(CO)4Mo2{μ-P(H)PPh2}(μ-H)], [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PPhH){μ-P(OEt)2}], and [Cp2(CO)4)Mo2(μ-PH2)(μ-AsMe2)] are reported.

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2000, accepted on 06 Apr 2000 and first published on 12 May 2000


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B001193M
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000,0, 1695-1702
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    The reactions of the anions [Cp2(CO)4Mo2(μ-PRR′)] (R, R′ = H, Ph) towards chloroarsines and chlorophosphines; synthesis of complexes containing both bridging phosphido and arsenido groups

    J. E. Davies, N. Feeder, C. A. Gray, M. J. Mays and A. D. Woods, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 0, 1695
    DOI: 10.1039/B001193M

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