Reaction of [N(PPh3)2][Os3(μ-H)(CO)11] with [Cu(PPh3)2BH4]. Crystal and molecular structures of [Os3(μ-H)(μ-OH)(CO)10] and two [Os3(μ-H)(μ-OH)(CO)8(PPh3)2] isomeric clusters

Winnie Ging Yee Ho, Wing Tak Wong

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Reaction of [N(PPh3)2][Os3(μ-H)(CO)11] with [Cu(PPh3)2BH4] in CH2Cl2at room temperature affords [Os3(μ-H)(μ-OH)(CO)10] (1) and two isomers 2a and 2b with a molecular formula [Os3(μ-H)(μ-OH)(CO)8(PPh3)2]. Clusters 1, 2a and 2b are all air- and moisture-stable and have been fully characterized by IR, NMR, MS and X-ray crystallography. The molecular structures of 2a and 2b are different in the substitution positions of the PPh3.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2849-2855
Number of pages7
Issue number20-21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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