The characterisation and reactivity of (η5-C5H5)M(CO)3(Xe) (M = Nb or Ta) in solution at room temperature

D. C. Grills, G. I. Childs, M. W. George

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Employing fast time-resolved infrared (TRIR) spectroscopy we have characterised CpM(CO)3(Xe) (M = Nb or Ta) at room temperature in supercritical Xe solution; CpM(CO)3(Xe) were found to exhibit a similar reactivity with CO to the corresponding alkane complexes, CpM(CO)3(n-heptane) and we report a trend in reactivity of the early transition metal Xe complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1841-1842
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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