Chemistry of Heterometallic Cluster Compounds Prepared by Condensation of Group 6 Metal Acetylide and Group 8 Binary Carbonyl Complexes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-601
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes


The chemistry of trinuclear and tetranuclear heterometallic acetylide complexes, LWOs3(CO)11(C≡CR) and LWM2(CO)8(C≡CR), L = Cp and Cp*; M = Os and Ru, is presented. Included in this account are syntheses, characterization and reactivity, with a particular focus on reactions with disubstituted alkyne molecules. The reactivity and fluxionality of these acetylide complexes provides a plausible model for ligand‐mediated metal‐core rearrangement and the transformation of small organic molecules on catalytic metal surfaces.

Research Area(s)

  • Acetylide, Alkyne, Heterometallic, Heteronuclear cluster, Molybdenum, Osmium, Ruthenium, Tungsten