Synthesis and copolymerization reaction of a triosmium alkylidyne carbonyl cluster [Os3(μ-H)2(CO)93-CNC5H4-CH=CH2)]

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A neutral triosmium alkylidyne carbonyl cluster containing the 4-vinylpyridine (4vpy) moiety [Os3(μ-H)2(CO)9(μ3-CNC5H4-CH=CH2)] (1) has been prepared as red crystalline solids in good yield. Monomer (1) was copolymerized with styrene in the presence of α,α'-azobis(isobutyronitrile) (AIBN) in chloroform at 60°C and a polymer-immobilized alkylidyne cluster of osmium was obtained. To compare the spectroscopic properties with the copolymers, a structurally similar repeating unit of the copolymers, [Os3(μ-H)2(CO)9(μ-3-CNC5H4-CH2CH3)I](2), has also been synthesized and characterized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-317
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1995


  • MLCT transition.
  • polyvinylpyridine
  • Triosmium alkylidyne carbonyl clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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