Exploratory organometal-sulfur chemistry; syntheses and unusual properties of rhenium CH2SR, CHSRR′, and CHSR]+ complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • The methylidene complex [(η-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(CH2)]+PF6-(I) yields kinetically labile sulfonium salts when treated with CH3SCH3, CH3SCH2C6H5, and (η-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(CH2SCH3) (V);the binuclear adduct formed in the latter case, [(η-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)CH2]2S+CH3 (VI), is substantially more stable than the others and undergoes hydride transfer disproportionation to [(η-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(CHSCH3)]+PF6-(VII) and (η-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(CH3) (VIII) when heated. © 1981.

author list (cited authors)

  • McCormick, F. B., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • October 1981