Oxidative Scission of a Mo−Mo Quadruple Bond Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Two compounds containing the cations Mo2(DPhIP)4n+, n = 1 or 2 and DPhIP = the anion of 2,6-diphenyliminopiperidine, have been obtained by oxidation of the quadruply-bonded Mo2(DPhIP)4 species. The first oxidation process conserves the structure but results in a slight increase of the Mo-Mo distance from 2.114(1) to 2.136(2) A in [Mo2(DPhIP)4](PF6).2CH2Cl2 (1.2CH2Cl2). However, the second oxidation process breaks the dimolybdenum bond, giving a bioctahedral complex, [Mo2(DPhIP)4](BF4)2.5CH3CN.Et2O (2.5CH3CN.Et2O), with Mo...Mo separation of 2.9954(7) A. Crystallographic data for 1.2CH2Cl2 are space group C2/c, a = 17.1891(9) A, b = 17.807(1) A, c = 24.210(2) A, beta = 106.403(4) degrees, Z = 4; for 2.5CH3CN.Et2O, space group P2(1)/n, a = 16.523(5) A, b = 27.418(5) A, c = 18.163(3) A, beta = 93.48(2) degrees, Z = 4.

author list (cited authors)

  • Cotton, F. A., Murillo, C. A., & Zhou, H.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000 11:11 AM