Methods for attaching metal-capped sp carbon chains to metal clusters: synthesis, structure and reactivity of rhenium–triosmium carbon complexes [(η 5 -C 5 Me 5 )Re(NO)(PPh 3 )(C C) n Os 3 (CO) 10 H] Academic Article uri icon


  • Reactions of [(η5-C5Me5)Re(NO)(PPh 3){(C≡C)nH}] and [Os3(CO)10(NCMe)2] give the title Re(CC)nOs3 complexes (n = 1-3, 83-61%); a crystal structure (n = 1), and IR and NMR properties, indicate contributions by neutral Re(C≡C)n-(Os3) and zwitterionic +Re=(C=C)n=(Os3)- resonance forms.

author list (cited authors)

  • Falloon, S. B., Arif, A. M., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • January 1997