The pentacarbonylhydridochromium (1-) anion Academic Article uri icon


  • The hydridochromium pentacarbonyl anion, HCr(CO)5-, has been isolated and spectroscopically defined as its Et4N+ and Ph4As+ salts. Its great tendency to bind to transition-metal Lewis acids such as [M(CO)5°] (M = Mo, W) and [Mo- (PPh3)(CO)4°] has allowed for an efficient clean synthesis of heterobinuclear bridging hydride complexes. © 1981, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Darensbourg, M. Y., & Deaton, J. C.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • June 1981