Bi- and tri-metallic {Cp*RhCl] fragments partnered with carborane monoanions [CB11H6Y6]-- (Y = H, Br): Control of nuclearity by choice of anion

Nathan J. Patmore, Mary F. Mahon, Andrew S. Weller

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Reaction of [Cp*RhCl2]2 (Cp* = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) with Ag[closo-CB11H12] affords the dinuclear salt [Cp*RhCl]2[CB11H12]2 (1), which in the solid state reveals a single carborane anion interacting with two {Cp*RhCl} fragments, via two B-H-Rh interactions. With Ag[closo-CB11H6Br6] the trimetallic complex [{Cp*Rh(μ2-Cl)}33-Cl)] [closo-CB11H6Br6]2 (2) results. In the solid state, three metal fragments and four chloride ligands form seven-corners of a cube, and the eighth vertex is completed by a cage C-H unit hydrogen bonded to three bridging chloride ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-392
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number6-7
Early online date7 May 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


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