Mixed-metal Cluster Chemistry VII: Some Phosphine and Alkyne Chemistry of Cp2Mo2Ir2(CO)10; X-ray Crystal Structures of Cp2Mo2Ir2(u-CO)3(CO)6(PMe3) and Cp2Mo2Ir2(u4-n2HC2Ph)(u-CO)4(CO)4
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Reactions of Cp2Mo2Ir2(CO)10 (1) with stoichiometric amounts of phosphines afforded the substitution products Cp2Mo2Ir2(CO)10-xLx (L = PPh3, x = 1 (5), 2 (6); L = PMe3, x = 1 (7), 2 (8)), in fair to excellent yields (36-78%), shown by low temperature 31P NMR to consist of mixtures of interconverting isomers. An X-ray structural study of Cp2Mo2Ir2(孃O)3(CO)6(PMe3) (7a), one isomer of 7, revealed that the PMe3 ligand occupies the electronically-preferred axial site (with respect to the plane of the bridging carbonyls). Geometries of all other isomers of 5-8 have been postulated from a combination of NMR data and results from the analogous Cp2W2Ir2(CO)10 system. Reactions of 1 with a range of alkynes afforded Cp2Mo2Ir2(崭?2-RC2R')(CO)8 (R = R' = Ph (9), H (14); R = H, R' = Ph (10), 4-C6H4NO2 (11), 4,4'-C6H4Ctriple bond; length as m-dashCC6H4NO2 (12), CH2Br (13)) in fair to good yields (34-80%). An X-ray structural study of 10 revealed that the alkynes have formally inserted into the Mo-Mo bond of 1, to afford clusters with a pseudooctahedral core geometry. Qualitative analysis of reaction rates for the syntheses of 9-14 revealed the trends acetylene> terminal alkyne> internal alkyne and 4-nitrophenylacetylene> phenylacetylene, assigned to a combination of electronic and steric effects.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
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