Low-Temperature Neutron Diffraction Study of HMn2Re(CO)14 and Studies of a Metal-Metal Exchange Equilibrium That Converts HMn2Re(CO)14 into HMnRe2(CO)14

R. Morris Bullock, Lee Brammer, Arthur J. Schultz, Alberto Albinati, Thomas F. Koetzle

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The crystal and molecular structure of (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Mn(CO)5, prepared from reaction of Mn2- (CO)91-tolualdehyde) with HRe(CO)5, has been determined from neutron diffraction measurements at 15 K: unit-cell constants, a = 9.145 (1) Å, b = 15.557 (3) Å, c = 14.040 (3) Å, β = 106.60 (2)°, monoclinic, space group P21/n, Z = 4, V = 1914.2 (6) Å3. R(F2) = 0.110 for 4859 reflections with F02 ≥ 3σ(F02) and (sin θ/λ)max = 1.054 Å-1. The Re-H distance (1.827 (4) Å) is longer than the Mn-H distance (1.719 (5) Å). Spectroscopic and crystallographic data indicate that a small amount (~9%) of (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Re(CO)5 has cocrystallized with the major component. Further evidence for the identity of (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Re(CO)5 comes from an independent synthesis by a known route. A mechanism is proposed that accounts for the formation of (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Re(CO)5 from the reaction of (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Mn(CO)5 with HRe(CO)5. The equilibrium constant for the metal-metal exchange equilibrium, (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Mn(CO)5 + HRe(CO)5 ⇌ (CO)5Re(μ-H)Mn(CO)4Re(CO)5 + HMn(CO)5, has been determined; Keq= 1.00 ± 0.05 at 22 °C in C6D6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5125-5130
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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