Synthesis and structural characterisation of an unusual tetranuclear oxomolybdenum(VI) complex of dihydroxybenzoquinone, [Mo4O 10(O4C6H2)2] 2-, and a comparison with the mononuclear chloranilate complex [MoO2(HO4C6Cl2)(O4C 6Cl2)]1-

Shuncheng Liu, Shahid N. Shaikh, Jon Zubieta

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While reaction of the sterically encumbered chloranil group with (Mo 2O7)2- yields the mononuclear species [MoO 2(L)(LH)]1- (L = C6O4Cl 2), dihydroxylbenzoquinone under similar conditions yields the tetranuclear cluster [(Mo2O5)2(C 6H2O4)]2-, a species with magnetically coupled semiquinone ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1019
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


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