Syntheses and molecular structures of heterometallic carbonyl clusters derived from the triruthenium carbonyl methoxynitrido cluster; Crystal and molecular structures of [Ru2Mo(μ-H)(CO)85-C5H5)(μ3-NOMe)], [Ru2Mo(μ-H)(CO)85-C5H5)(μ3-NH)].

Kenneth Ka Hong Lee, Wing Tak Wong

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Reaction of [Ru3(CO)9(μ3-CO)(μ3-NOMe)] 1 with stoichiometric amounts of the hydrido complex [(η5-C5H5)Mo(CO)3H] in THF at room temperature (r.t.) for 3 days affords the isolation of two new heterometallic trinuclear clusters namely [Ru2Mo(μ-H)(CO)8(η5-C5H5)(μ3-NOMe)] 2 and [Ru2Mo(μ-H)(CO)8(η5-C5H5)(μ3-NH)] 3 which both consist of a triangular Ru2Mo core capped by a NR fragment (2: R=OMe; 3: R=H). However, the reaction of 1 with the organomercurial derivative [{(η5-C5H5)Mo(CO)3}2Hg] resulted in the formation of a pentanuclear complex [Ru3(CO)10(μ-NH2)(μ3-Hg){Mo(η5-C5H5)(CO)3}] 4 in which a (η5-C5H5)Mo(CO)3Hg fragment bridges the Ru3core on the opposite side of the amido group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cluster
  • Methoxynitrido
  • Molybdenum
  • Nitrene
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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