Voltammetric study of the photolysis of fac-tricarbonyl-η3-{bis [2-(Dipheny1phosphino)ethyl] phenylphosphine}molybdenum

Richard G. Compton, John C. Eklund, Allan Hallik, Sunita Kumbhat, Alan M. Bond, Ray Colton

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Voltammetric studies at a channel electrode irradiated with monochromatic visible light have been carried out to demonstrate that the photolysis of fac -Mo(Co)33-[(Ph2,PCH2CH2)2PPh]} †in acetonitrile or dimethylformamide solution leads to the formation of the corresponding mer-isomer. No photofragmentation resulting in the loss of carbon monoxide or phosphine is observed on the voltammetric timescale. Kinetic parameters for the photo-isomerisation are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1327-1331
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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