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Synthesis and crystal structure of the thiophene-3-acetonitrile complex fac-[Mo(CO)(3){NCCH2(C4H3S-3)}(3)]

Baker, P.K., Drew, M.G.B., Meehan, M.M. and Parker, E.E. (2003) Synthesis and crystal structure of the thiophene-3-acetonitrile complex fac-[Mo(CO)(3){NCCH2(C4H3S-3)}(3)]. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 33 (9). pp. 669-672. ISSN 1074-1542

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Abstract/Summary

Reaction of fac-[ Mo( CO)(3)( NCMe)(3)] with three equivalents of NCCH2(C4H3S- 3) in acetonitrile gives the tris(thiophene- 3- acetonitrile) complex, fac-[Mo(CO)(3){NCCH2(C4H3S-3)}(3)] (1) in 7% yield. Complex 1 crystallizes out in the orthorhombic space group Pnma with a = 12.714( 17), b = 16.41( 2), c = 11.304(16) Angstrom, Z = 4. The structure has crystallographic m symmetry and the metal is in an almost perfect octahedral environment, with a facial arrangement of carbonyl and thiophene- 3- acetonitrile groups. The thiophene rings are disordered.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:10980
Uncontrolled Keywords:molybdenum(0), carbonyl, thiophene-3-acetonitrile, crystal structure , MOLYBDENUM(II), TUNGSTEN(II)

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