Synthesis of cluster complexes containing Au2(PPh 3)2 moieties: Isolobal models of the interaction of H 2 with metal clusters. X-ray structure of Au2Fe 2Ir(μ4-C2Ph)(CO)7(PPh 3)3

Michael I. Bruce, Patricia E. Corbin, Paul A. Humphrey, George A. Koutsantonis, Michael J. Liddell, Edward R.T. Tiekink

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Reactions of several metal cluster complexes with [O{Au(PPh 3)}3][BF4] in the presence of [ppn]+ salts [ppn = (Ph3P)2N] have given derivatives containing two Au(PPh3) moieties in which an Au-Au bond may or may not be present; in the title complex, an unusual Au-C interaction is present, which may model an intermediate stage in the addition of H2 [isolobal with Au2(PPh3)2] to the parent Fe2Ir acetylide cluster, which reaction affords the hydrido-vinylidene complex Fe 2Ir(μ-H)(μ3-CCHPh)(CO)8(PPh3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-677
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes


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