Synthesis and Characterization of a New Binary Deca‐Osmium Carbonyl Cluster Anion—An Intermediate in the Formation of Other High‐Nuclearity Osmium Carbonyl Clusters; Crystal and Molecular Structure of (Ph4P)2 [Os10 (CO)26]

Angelo J. Amoroso, Brian F.G. Johnson, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, Wing Tak Wong

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The common precursor 1 to the pyrolysis products of [Os3(CO)10(NCMe)2] (2 and 3) was isolated when the reaction was performed under less extreme conditions. The pyrolysis of 1 itself (counterion Ph4P+) at 300oC gave 2 and 3 in good yield, proving its intermediacy in the reaction. The identification of 1 is a key contribution to the understanding of cluster assembly. (Figure Presented.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1506
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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