Interplay of metal-allyl and metal-metal bonding in dimolybdenum allyl complexes

Ryan J. Trovitch, Kevin D. John, Richard L. Martin, Stephen J. Obrey, Brian L. Scott, Alfred P. Sattelberger, R. Thomas Baker

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Addition of PMe3 to Mo2(allyl)4 afforded Mo2(allyl)4(PMe3)2, in which two of the allyl groups adopt an unprecedented μ21, η3 bonding mode; theoretical studies elucidate the roles of the σ- and π-donor ligands in the interplay of metal-allyl and metal-metal bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4206-4208
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number28
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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