Voltammetric studies at a channel electrode irradiated with monochromatic visible light have been carried out to demonstrate that the photolysis of fac -Mo(Co)3(η3-[(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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1995|