Structural aspects of reversible molecular oxygen uptake

J. A. McGinnety*, Robert J. Doedens, James A. Ibers

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The system IrX(CO)[P(C6H5)3]3 in benzene solution adds molecular oxygen reversibly if X is chlorine and irreversibly if X is iodine. The crystal structure of the complex IrIO 2(CO)[P(C6H5)3]2 · CH2Cl2 is reported here and compared with a previous study of the structure of IrClO2(CO)[P(C6H 5)3]2. The O-O bond length is 1.47 ± 0.02 angstroms in the irreversibly oxygenated iodo-compound and 1.30 ± 0.03 angstroms in the reversibly oxygenated chlorocompound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-710
Number of pages2
Issue number3763
StatePublished - 1967

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