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Heterometallic boride clusters of group 6 and 9 transition metals
Bijan Mondal,
Published in Elsevier B.V.
2016
Volume: 819
   
Pages: 147 - 154
Abstract
Thermolysis of [Ru 3 (CO) 12 ] with an in-situ generated intermediate, obtained from the reaction of [Cp*MoCl 4 ] and [LiBH 4 .THF], led to the formation of [{Cp*Mo(CO) 2 }(μ 4 -B){Ru(CO) 3 } 3 (μ-H) 2 ], 2 and [{Cp*Mo(CO) 2 } 2 (μ 4 -B){Ru(CO) 3 } 2 (μ-H)], 3 (Cp* = η 5 -C 5 Me 5 ). In a similar fashion, when [Ru 3 (CO) 12 ] was thermalized with [(Cp*Rh) 2 B 2 H 6 ], obtained from a fast metathesis reaction of [Cp*RhCl 2 ] 2 , 4 and [LiBH 4 .THF], yielded a novel heterometallic boride cluster [(Cp*Rh)(μ 6 -B){Ru(CO) 3 } 4 {RuH(CO) 2 }], 5. Both compounds 2 and 3 can be described as 50-cluster valence electron (cve) hetero-metallic boride clusters, in which the boron atom is in semi-interstitial position of a M 4 -butterfly geometry. Compound 5 contains 86 cluster valence-electrons, in which the boron atom is inside of an octahedral hole composed of one rhodium and five ruthenium atoms. Computational studies on the ground of density functional theory has been undertaken to analyze the bonding of 2, 3 and 5. The structural optimization yields geometries in agreement with the structure determinations and computed 11 B chemical shifts accurately reflect the observed shifts. The molecular orbital analysis of them shows that all the valence orbitals of boron have been participated in bonding and therefore provides the “encapsulation” picture of the boron atom. All the compounds have been characterized by IR and 1 H, 11 B, and 13 C NMR spectroscopy, and the geometries of the structures were unequivocally established by crystallographic analyses of compounds 2, 3 and 5. © 2016
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier B.V.
ISSN0022328X
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Concepts (23)
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    Atoms
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    Borides
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    Boron
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    Chemical bonds
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    Computation theory
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    Geometry
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    Metallic compounds
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    Molecular orbitals
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    Molybdenum
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    Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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    Reaction intermediates
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    Rhodium
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    Structural optimization
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    Transition metals
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    13C NMR SPECTROSCOPY
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    Computational studies
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    CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
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    HETERO-METALLIC
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    INTERSTITIAL
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    INTERSTITIAL POSITIONS
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    Metathesis reactions
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    Structure determination
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    Density functional theory