Boese, Roland; Huffman, Mark A.; Vollhardt, K. Peter C.:

Unique reactivity of the heterodinuclear (fulvalene)molybdenumruthenium pentacarbonyl with alkynes: fluxionality, rearrangements, structures, and first reversible conversion of a side-on to a semibridging alkenylidene ligand.

In: Angewandte Chemie, Jg. 103 (1991) ; Nr. 11, S. 1542-4
ISSN: 0044-8249
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Reactions of the title heterodinuclear fulvalene complex with alkynes give rise to distinct products, including complexes contg. two- and four-electron-donating terminal and bridging alkyne ligands. Bound terminal alkynes rearrange to the corresponding alkenylidenes, allowing the first observation of the equil. between I (contg. a side-on bound alkenylidene) and II (featuring a semibridging alkenylidene). The asymmetry of the mixed metal systems permits the detection and kinetic anal. of various fluxional processes. The structures of I and II were detd. by x-ray crystallog.