Carbonyl addition or elimination reactions on an Os5C cluster framework result in a novel interconversion between two C60 bonding modes: μ3- η2,η2,η2-C60 for 1 and μ-η2,η2-C60 for 2. The latter bonding mode had been elusive until now, and treatment of 1 with BnNC and subsequent thermolysis provides yet another example, 3. The μ-η2,η2-C60 ligand exhibits two different orientations with respect to the Os3 face in 2 and 3.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 May 15|
- Cluster compounds
- Coordination modes
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