Synthesis and X-ray structure of the octaosmium carbido cluster Os8C(CO)22

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

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Solid state vacuum pyrolysis of Os3H3(CO)9(μ3-COMe) (1) gives the dark purple octanuclear carbido cluster Os8C(CO)22(2) in ca. 15% yield. An X-ray analysis of 2 shows that the carbido-carbon is encapsulated in a trigonal prismatic cavity within the metal core.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry


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