Preparation and crystal structure of [Mo{S2P(OMe)2}3] and an impoved route to [MoCl3(thf)3]

Jonathan R. Dilworth, Jon A. Zubieta

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The complex [MoCl3(thf)3] (thf = tetrahydrofuran) is prepared in high yield by the tin reduction of [MoCl4(thf)2] in thf. It reacts with [NH4][S2P(OMe)2] in dry methanol to give [Mo{S2P(OMe)2}3] which crystallizes in the space group C2/c with a = 14.342(5), b = 11.239(5), c = 12.945(4) Å, β = 97.12(1)° and Z = 4. 2 453 Reflections gave R = 0.039. The molybdenum is pseudo-octahedral and the complex has overall C2 symmetry. The Mo-S average distance is 2.507(2) Å.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-398
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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