The molecular structure of [Os3Rh4(μ3-η1: η1:η1-C6H5 Ch3)(CO)13]: A face-capping bonding mode for arenes in organometallic clusters

Jasmine Po Kwan Lau, Zhen Yang Lin, Wing Tak Wong

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Rhodium gets a new flat cap: A novel face-capping mode of toluene on the title {Os3Rh4} cluster is observed (see structure; Os blue, Rh green, C gray, O red, H white). The cluster is obtained from the reaction of [Os3Rh(μ-H)3(CO)12] with toluene in the presence of an excess amount of 4-vinylphenol under reflux for 2 h. The new cluster has relatively short metal-metal bonds and an electron count of only 92, which is four electrons less than expected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1935-1937
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Arenes
  • Cluster compounds
  • Density functional calculations
  • Osmium
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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