Reactions of nucleophiles with the cationic dicyclopentadienyl-bridged ditungsten complex [{(η5-C5H3)2(SiMe2)2} W2(CO)6(μ-H)]+

Scott G. McKinley, Robert J. Angelici, Moon Gun Choi

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The dihydride {(η5-C5H3)2(SiMe2) 2}W2(CO)6(H)2 (1), which contains a linked dicyclopentadienyl ligand, reacts with Ph3C+ to give [{(η5-C5H3)2(SiMe2) 2}W2(CO)6(μ-H)]+ (2H+).The W-H-W bond in 2H+ is cleaved upon reaction with I- to give {(η5-C5H3)2(SiMe2) 2}W2(CO)6-(H)(I) (3). Crystal structures of [{(η5-C5H3)2(SiMe2) 2}W2(CO)6(μ-H)]+ (2H+ and its unprotonated analogue {(η5-C5H3)2(SiMe2) 2}W2(CO)6 (2) are also reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1239
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 18


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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