Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of PPN[Cr(CO)4(NO)]

Daniel R. Mantell, Wayne L. Gladfelter

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The new nitrosyl carbonylmetalate PPN[Cr(CO)4(NO)] has been synthesized from Cr(CO)6 and PPN(NO2) in THF (PPN = bis(triphenylphosphine)iminium cation). The material was characterized by infrared and 15N NMR spectroscopy and by elemental analysis, which demonstrated it has the same structure as Mn(CO)4(NO). Kinetic experiments show the reaction to be first order in both chromium and nitrite with k = 0.25 ± 0.05 M-1 sec-1 at 58.60 ± 0.05°C. A mechanism consistent with this and related results is discussed. Metalcarbon, metalhydrogen, and metalmetal bonds have been formed by the reactions of PPN[Cr(CO)4(NO)] with eletrophiles (CF3SO3CH3, CF3SO3H, Ph3SnCl). With the labile complexes, M(CO)5(THF) (M = Cr, Mo and W), PPN[Cr(CO)4(NO)] produces the homo- and hetero-dinuclear complexes PPN[CrM(CO)9(NO)] (M = Cr, Mo and W).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 21 1988

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This research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


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