Synthesis, characterization, molecular and crystal structure of osmium-rhodium mixed-metal carbide cluster, [Os5Rh(μ5-C)(μ3-CO)(CO)13CP*]

Jasmine Po Kwan Lau, Wing Tak Wong

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The hexanuclear osmium-rhodium carbonyl carbide cluster [Os5Rh(μ5-C)(μ3-CO)(CO)13Cp*] 3 has been synthesized in 66% yield by the ionic coupling reaction of [N(PPh3)2]2[Os5C (CO)14] 1 with [Rh2(CP*)2][BF4]22. An X-ray analysis on 3 showed a square based pyramidal metal skeleton with a μ3-CO bridging a RhOs2triangular face.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-736
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbide
  • Osmium
  • Rhodium
  • X-ray crystallography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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