Reaction of CO and tert-butyl isocyanide with the cluster [(C 5Me5)3Co3(μ2-H) 3(μ3-H)] facile hydrogen transfer to isocyanide forms [(C5Me5)3Co3 (μ-H) (μ3-η2 -HC=NCMe3)]


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The reaction of [(C5Me5)3Co 3(μ-2-H)3(μ3-H)] 1 with 2 equiv. of CO forms the biscarbonyl dihydride cluster [(C5Me5) 3Co3(μ3-CO) (μ2-CO)(μ-H) 2] 2; tert-butyl isocyanide inserts into a Co-H bond of 1 to form the formimidoyl monohydride cluster [(C5Me5) 3Co3(μ-H)(μ3-η2-HC= NCMe3)] 5, via the intermediate [(C5Me5) 3Co3(μ3-CNCMe3) (μ2-CNCMe3)(μ-H)2] 6.

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Cited Authors

  • Casey, CP; Widenhoefer, RA; Hallenbeck, SL; Gavney, JA

Published Date

  • December 1, 1993

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1692 - 1694

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4936

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/C39930001692

Citation Source

  • Scopus