First example of the μ3121-C 60 bonding mode: Ligand-induced conversion of π to σ C60-metal complexes

Hyunjoon Song, Kwangyeol Lee, Chang H. Lee, Joon T. Park, Hong Y. Chang, Moon Gun Choi

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A boat-shaped 1,4-cyclohexadiene-like ring is present in the C60 molecule with a novel σ-type μ3-η121 bonding mode in the clusters 2a and 2b. The change in coordination mode was induced by insertion of an RNC ligand into an Os-Os bond of the π-type C60 complex 1.R = CH2C6H5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1502
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 17
Externally publishedYes


  • Cluster compounds
  • Fullerenes
  • Osmium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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