Cluster carbonyls of the [Re63-Se) 8]2+ core

Peter J. Orto, Gary S. Nichol, Ruiyao Wang, Zhiping Zheng*

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The first [Re63-Se)8]2+ core-containing cluster carbonyls, [Re6-(μ3-Se) 8(PEt3)5(CO)][SbF6]2 and trans-[Re63-Se)8(PEt3) 4(CO)2]-[SbF6]2, were produced by reacting [Re63-Se)8(PEt3) 5l]I and trans-[Re63-Se) 8(PEt3)4I2], respectively, with AgSbF6 in CO-saturated dichloromethane solutions. Spectroscopic and crystallographic studies suggest significant cluster-to-CO back-donation in these novel cluster derivatives and interesting electronic structures. Thermal and photolytic studies of the mono-carbonyl complex revealed its interesting and synthetically useful reactivity in producing new cluster derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8436-8438
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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