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Title: Osmium-antimony higher nuclearity clusters
Authors: Leong, W.K. 
Chen, G.
Issue Date: 28-May-2001
Citation: Leong, W.K., Chen, G. (2001-05-28). Osmium-antimony higher nuclearity clusters. Organometallics 20 (11) : 2280-2287. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Thermolysis of Os3(CO)11(SbPh3), 1, in refluxing octane gave initially the clusters Os3(μ-SbPh2)(μ-H)(μ3,η2 -C6H4)(CO9), 2, and Os6(μ3-SbPh)(μ3,η2-C6 H4)(CO)20, 3. Prolonged heating gave the cluster Os6(μ4-Sb)(μ-H)(μ3 η4-C12H8) (μ3,η2-C6H4)(CO)16 , 4, as the major product. In contrast, thermolysis in hexane at 115 °C in a Carius tube gave Os6(μ4-Sb)(μ-SbPh2)(μ-H)2 -(μ3,η4-C12H8) (μ3,η2-C6H4)(CO)15 , 5, Os6(μ4-Sb)(μ-SbPh2)(μ-H) (μ3,η2-C6H4)2 (C6H5)(CO)16, 6, and Os6(μ4-Sb)(μ-SbPh2)(μ-H) (μ3,η6-C6H4) (μ3,η2-C6H4) (C6H5)(CO)15, 7, besides 2 and 3. It has been demonstrated that cluster 6 was formed from 2, while clusters 5 and 7 were formed from the further decomposition of 6. The reaction of 5 with SbPh3 afforded a monosubstituted derivative, Os6(μ4-Sb)(μ-H)2(μ-SbPh2) (μ3,η2-C6H4)(μ3 ,η4-C12H8)(CO)14 (SbPh3), 8. The clusters 2-8 were all shown by single-crystal X-ray crystallographic studies to have a benzyne moiety acting as a four-electron donor to a triosmium fragment. In addition, 4 and 8 contain a novel μ3,η4-biphenylene moiety bound to a triosmium framework, while 7 was found to have a μ3,η1:η1:η6 -C6H4 ring.
Source Title: Organometallics
ISSN: 02767333
DOI: 10.1021/om010039s
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