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A radical pathway to synthesise Mo and W dithiolene complexes

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Abstract

A new method has been developed to synthesise bis η5-cyclopentadienyl dithiolene complexes of molybdenum and tungsten. This procedure involves the in situthermolysis of the azo compounds, 2,2′-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) or 1,1′-azobiscyclohexanecarbonitrile (ACCN) (R′2N2, R′ = CMe2CN or C6H10CN, respectively), which initiates a reaction between [Cp2M(S4)] (M = Mo or W) and an alkyne (HC2R, R = Ph, 2-pyridyl or 2-quinoxalinyl) and produce the corresponding [Cp2M(S2C2RR′)] compound.

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2010, accepted on 26 Oct 2010 and first published on 15 Nov 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03756G
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 953-954

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    A radical pathway to synthesise Mo and W dithiolene complexes

    A. L. Tan, A. J. Blake, E. S. Davies, C. Wilson and C. D. Garner, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 953
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03756G

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