Synthesis and structural characterization of a triosmium carbonyl cluster containing a 9-anthracenecarbonitrile ligand derived from 9-anthraldehyde oxime

Janet Shuk Yee Wong, Zhen Yang Lin, Wing Tak Wong

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Treatment of [Os3(CO)11(MeCN)] with 1 equivalent of 9-anthraldehyde oxime in refluxing chloroform afforded a new triosmium cluster [Os3(CO)11(C14H9CN)] 1 in moderate yield. Dehydration of oxime and the formation of metal-bound nitrile were observed. Crystal structure analysis revealed that cluster 1 consists of a triangular metal skeleton, with the anthracenecarbonitrile ligand terminally bonded to an osmium atom. Molecular orbital calculations were carried out to gain further insight into the electronic structure of 1. Cluster 1 was also obtained in a higher yield by the reaction of [Os3(CO)11(MeCN)] with 9-anthracenecarbonitrile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-717
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • 9-Anthraldehyde oxime
  • Oxime ligand
  • Triosmium carbonyl cluster
  • X-ray crystallography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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