Synthesis of novel triosmium alkylidene carbonyl clusters. Crystal structures of [Os3(μ-H) 2(CO)9(μ3-CNC5H4-CHCH2)] and [Os3(μ-H)(CO)9(μ-C(H) NC5H4-η2-CHCH2)]

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The neutral cluster [Os3(μ-H)2(CO)9(μ3-CNC5H4-CHCH2)] (1) has been made in good yield by the reaction of [Os3(μ-H)3(CO)9(μ3-CCl)] and 2-vinylpyridine in the presence of an excess of DBU (1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene). Thermolysis of 1 in n-hexane gives a novel triosmium alkylidene cluster [Os3(μ-H)(CO)9(μ-C(H)-NC5H4-η2-CH CH2)] (2). Both complexes have been fully characterised by spectroscopic methods and their structures established by X-ray crystallography.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkylidyne
  • Carbonyl
  • Cluster
  • Crystal structure
  • Osmium

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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