Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2010, 75, 981-993
Published online 2010-09-23 08:43:14

The first metallacarborane triple-decker complexes with a bridging pentaphospholyl ligand

Dmitry A. Loginova, Mikhail M. Vinogradova, Zoya A. Starikovaa, Pavel V. Petrovskiia, Josef Holubb and Alexander R. Kudinova,*

a A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 28 ul. Vavilova, 119991 Moscow GSP-1, Russian Federation
b Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., (Research Centre for New Inorganic Compounds and Advanced Materials, University of Pardubice), 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic


Visible light irradiation of cations [(Carb)Fe(η-C6H6)]+ in the presence of Cp*Fe(η-cyclo-P5) affords the μ-pentaphospholyl triple-decker complexes [(Carb)Fe(μ-η:η-cyclo-P5)FeCp*]+ (Carb = 9-SMe2-7,8-C2B9H10 (3a) and 1-t-BuNH-1,7,9-C3B8H10 (3b)). Structures of 3a- and 3b[Co(η-7,8-C2B9H11)2] were determined by X-ray diffraction. Bonding in 3a, 3b and mononuclear building blocks was analyzed by energy decomposition analysis.

Keywords: Boranes; Metallacarboranes; Iron; Sandwich compounds; Triple-decker complexes.

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