Structural and electronic variations in cobalt-alkyne clusters

Tom J. Snaith, Paul J. Low, Roger Rousseau, Horst Puschmann, Judith A K Howard

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The complexes [Co2(μ-η2-HC2C6H 4X-4)(CO)4(dppm)] (X = H, NMe2, NO2, CN or C=C{Ru(PPh3)2Cp}) and [Co2(μ-η2-RC2C=C{Ru(PPh 3)2Cp})(CO)4(dppm)] (R = H or SiMe3) have been prepared and characterised crystallograpically. Electrochemical and spectroscopic evidence has been used to help formulate an empirical MO scheme and thereby explain the nature of the electronic interactions that occur between the pendant group and the Co2C2 cluster core.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-299
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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