Selenolato chromium complexes. Synthesis, thermolytic degradation and crystal structure of [Cr(η-C5H5)(CO)3(SePh)]

Lai Yoong Goh, Yau Y. Lim, Meng S. Tay, Thomas C.W. Mak, Zhong Y. Zhou

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The instantaneous reaction of [{Cr(cp)(CO)3}2] 1 (cp = η5-C5H5) with 1 molar equivalent of Ph2Se2 at ambient temperature led to the isolation of [Cr(cp)(CO)3(SePh)] 2 and [{Cr(cp)(CO)2(SePh)}2] 3 in 43.6% and ca. 7%, yields respectively. At elevated temperatures, compound 2 underwent decarbonylation with concomitant coupling to yield 3, [{Cr(cp)(CO)(SePh)}2] 4 and finally [{Cr(cp)(SePh)}2Se] 5 in 45.6% yield. The latter was also obtained in 49.8% yield from the reaction of [{Cr(cp)(CO)2}2] with Ph2Se2 at 60 °C. The structure of 2 was established by X-ray diffraction analysis: space group P21/c (no. 14), a = 10.401(3), b = 8.701(2), c = 15.604(4) Å, β = 99.51(2)° and Z = 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1239-1242
Number of pages4
Journal Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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