The X-ray structure, electrochemistry and catalytic reactivity of Os4Au(μ-H)3(CO)12(PPh3) towards the oxidative carbonylation of aniline

Yat Li, Wei Xiong Pan, Wing Tak Wong

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The reaction of the anion [Os4(μ-H)3(CO)12]-with one equivalent of Au(PPh3)Cl affords [Os4Au(μ-H)3(CO)12(PPh3)] (1), the structure of which was established by single crystal X-ray analysis. Its electrochemical behavior and catalytic properties are also reported. This bimetallic cluster catalyses the oxidative carbonylation of aniline to give methyl phenylcarbamate in methanol with good conversion and selectivity compared to the homometallic [Os4(μ-H)4(CO)12] cluster.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Aniline
  • Electrochemistry
  • Osmium-gold
  • Oxidative carbonylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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