Syntheses and molecular structures of group 8 benzonitrile complexes

RL Cordiner, D Albesa-Jove, RL Roberts, JD Farmer, H Puschmann, D Corcoran, AE Goeta, JAK Howard, PJ Low

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The molecular structures of eight nitrite complexes of general form [M(NCC6H4R-4)(L-2)Cp']PF6 [M = Fe, Ru; L-2 = dppe, (PPh3)(2); Cp' = Cp Cp*] are reported and discussed in terms of the nature of the M-N interaction. Data are consistent with a predominantly a-interaction, similar to that found in related acetylide complexes, with little evidence for metal to nitrite pi-back bonding interactions. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4908-4919
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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