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Synthesis and structural characterization of trithiocarbonate complexes of molybdenum and ruthenium derived from CS2 ligand

Research paper by Rongala Ramalakshmi, Thierry Roisnel, Vincent Dorcet, Jean-François Halet, Sundargopal Ghosh

Indexed on: 23 Mar '17Published on: 15 Mar '17Published in: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry



Abstract

In an effort to synthesize trithiocarbonate complexes of molybdenum and ruthenium, we carried out the reaction of CS2 with the intermediates, obtained from the reaction of [Cp#ML3X], (1: Cp# = C5Me5, M = Mo, L1 = L2 = L3 = CO, X = Me; 2: Cp# = C5H5, M = Ru, L1 = L2 = PPh3, X = Cl and 3: Cp# = C5H5, M = Fe, L1 = L2 = CO, X = I) and [LiBH4⋅thf]. The reactions led to formation of the trithiocarbonate complexes [Cp*Mo(CO)2(μ-ɳ2:ɳ1-CS3)(CO)3MoCp*] (4) [Cp*Mo(CO)2(ɳ2-S2CSMe)] (5) and [Cp*Mo(CO)2(ɳ2-S2CMe)] (6) in moderate yields. Treatment of [CpRu(PPh3)2Cl] (2) with [LiBH4⋅thf] followed by mild pyrolysis of CS2 yielded the trithiocarbonate ruthenium complex [CpRuPPh3(ɳ2-S2CSMe)] (7). All the new compounds have been characterized by various spectroscopic techniques and the structures of compounds 4, 5 and 7 were unequivocally established by crystallographic analysis.

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