Dalton communications. Synthesis of novel mixed-metal clusters of mercury and osmium; crystal and molecular structures of cis-[Os(CO)4{(μ- Hg)Os3(CO)10(μ-η2-CH=CHPh)} 2] and [{Os3(CO)10(μ-η2-CH= CHPh)}24-Hg)]

Yat Kun Au, Wing Tak Wong

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Reaction of [Os3H2(CO)10] with Hg(C≡CPh)2 afforded the novel mixed-metal clusters cis-[Os(CO)4{(μ-Hg)Os3(CO)10(μ- η2-CH=CHPh)}2] 1 and [{Os3(CO) 10(μ-η2-CH=CHPh)}2(μ4-Hg)] 2 in moderate yield, the crystal structures of which have been determined; 1 converts into 2 via Hg-Os bond cleavage under ambient conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1390
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

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