Synthesis and characterization of unsaturated Manganese(I) and Rhenium(I) dicarbonyl complexes supported by an anionic PNP pincer Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Elsevier B.V. Syntheses of Re and Mn carbonyl complexes of the diarylamido/bis(phosphine) PNP pincer ligand are reported. The saturated (PNP)Re(CO)3 and (PNP)Mn(CO)3 react cleanly with HBr in acetic acid to undergo decarbonylation with concomitant addition of HBr across the N-M bond. The resultant (PNHP)MBr(CO)2 (M = Mn or Re) complexes can be dehydrobrominated with triethylamine to yield the unsaturated (PNP)M(CO)2. (PNP)Re(CO)2 has high affinity for CO and abstracts CO from (PNP)Mn(CO)3.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

author list (cited authors)

  • Kosanovich, A. J., Shih, W., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Kosanovich, Alex J||Shih, Wei-Chun||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • October 2019