Hexacarbonylzirconate(2–), [Zr(CO)6]2–: The First Binary Carbonyl Complex of Zirconium

Kai Ming Chi, Scott R. Frerichs, Stephen B. Philson, John E. Ellis

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A “pure” carbonylmetalate–containing only metal and CO – has now been obtained for zirconium as the salt 1. The synthesis of 1 could only be achieved in the presence of a complexant for alkali metals, e.g., a crown ether such as [15]crown‐5 (15‐C‐5). The 91Zr‐NMR spectrum of[Zr(13CO)6]2‐ (99% 13C) reveals that the anion exhibits octahedral geometry. (Formula Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1190-1191
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1987


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