Oxidative addition of 2,2′-dithiosalicylic acid to the cluster [Os3(CO)10(CH3CN)2]

Siu Ming Lee, Wing Tak Wong

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The reaction of 2,2′-dithiosalicylic acid with two equivalents of [Os3(CO)10(CH3CN)] in THF at -78°C yields yellow crystals of [{Os3(CO)10(μ-H)}2(O2CC6H4S)2] 1 in moderate yield. Hydrogenation of 1 in refluxing CHCl3affords [Os3(CO)10(μ-H)(O2CC6H5)] 2 in good yield. Structures of 1 and 2 have been established by single crystal X-ray structure analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Carboxylate linkage
  • Hydrogenation: X-ray structure analysis
  • Triosmium clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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