Metal cluster-induced desulphurization of N-(p-methoxybenzoyl)-S-benzoylsulphenamide. Crystal and molecular structures of [Os6(CO)204-S)(MeCN)]

Siu Ming Lee, Kung Kai Cheung, Wing Tak Wong

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Reaction of N-(p-methoxybenzoyl)-S-benzoylsulphenamide1 with [Os3(CO)10(MeCN)2] at room temperature gives Os3(CO)10(μ3-S)]2 and [Os6(CO)20(μ4-S)(MeCN)]3 in moderate yield. The crystal structure of 3 has been determined. Complex 2 is an intermediate in the formation of 3. Complex 3 undergoes dissociation of CO to give [Os6(CO)19(μ3-S)] and [Os5(CO)15(μ4-S)].
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbonyl
  • Cluster
  • Crystal structure
  • Desulfurization
  • Osmium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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