Syntheses of linked ruthenium and osmium carbonyl clusters containing a bridging oxalato ligand: X-ray structures of [{Os3(μ-H) (CO) 10}2(C2O4)] and [{Ru 5(μ-H)C(CO)14}2(C2O4)]

Brian F.G. Johnson, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, Vijay P. Saharan, Wing Tak Wong

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The reaction of oxalic acid (H2C2O4) with 2 equivalents of [Os3(CO)10(MeCN)2] in CH 2Cl2 yields yellow crystals of [{Os3(μ-H) (CO)10}2(C2O4)] 1 in good yield, while treatment of [Ru5C(CO)15] with 2 equivalents of oxalic acid affords [Ru5(μ-H)C(CO)14} 2(C2O4)] 2 in low yield; the structures of 1 and 2 have been established by X-ray crystallography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

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