Synthesis and structural characterization of a binuclear oxomolybdenum(VI) tropolonate complex, (n-Bu4N)2[Mo2O6(trop)2], displaying the novel [MoO2(μ-O)2MoO2]° core

Shuncheng Liu, Jon Zubieta

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Reaction of (n-Bu4N)2[Mo2O7] with tropolone (C7H6O2) in acetonitrile yields (n-Bu4N)2[Mo2O6(trop)2]. The title complex is a unique example of a binuclear oxomolybdenum(VI) species exhibiting the [MoO2(μ-O)2MoO2]° core. Crystal data: monoclinic space group P21/c, a = 10.092(2), b = 14.867(3), c = 17.002(4) Å, β= 93.05(1)°, V = 2547.4(11) Å3, Z = 2, Dcalc. = 1.37 g cm-3; 3764 reflections to give R = 0.035.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1130
Number of pages2
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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