A cobalt-germanium bond: the structure of Co[Ge(C6H5)3](CO)3[P(C6H5)3]

Judith K. Stalick*, James A. Ibers

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The structure of Co[Ge(C6H5)3](CO)3[P(C6H5)3] has been determined from X-ray data collected by counter methods. The material crystallizes with eight molecules in space group C62h = 12/a in a cell of dimensions a = 18.703(6), b = 15.469(6), c = 24.013(8) Å, β = 105° 42(1)′. The final conventional R factor for the 1345 reflections above background is 0.092. The coordination about Co is that of a trigonal bipyramid, with equatorial carbonyl groups and partially disordered Ge(C6H5)3 and P(C6H5)3 axial groups. The CoGe bond length of 2.34(2) Å is consistent with a degree of CoGe multiple bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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