Synthesis and crystal structure of a pentanuclear heterometallic acetylide complex Cp2Mo2Ru3(CO)10(C≡CPh)2

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  • Der-Kweng Hwang
  • Yun Chi
  • Shie-Ming Peng
  • Gene-Hsiang Lee


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)c7-c11
Journal / PublicationJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes


The pentanuclear heterometallic acetylide complex Cp2Mo2Ru3(CO)10(C≡CPh)2 (3) was prepared by the reaction of the metal acetylide CpMo(CO)3C≡CPh with Ru3(CO)12. This complex was characterized by spectroscopic methods and by X-ray single-crystal structure determination. Notable structural features of the new complex 3 include an unusual symmetric pentametallic double butterfly skeleton and a novel μ42 bonding mode for the acetylide ligand. Crystal data for 3: space group P21/c; a 24.119(10), b 20.739(4), c 15.358(3) Å, β 101.68(4)°, Z = 8; final R = 0.038, Rw = 0.034 and GOF = 1.57.