Synthesis and characterization of the heterobinuclear μ-methylene complex (CO)4 FePt(PPh3)2 (μ-CH2)

Chad A. Mirkin, Gregory L. Geoffroy*, Phillip D. Macklin, Arnold L. Rheingold

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The new bridging methylene complex (CO)4FePt (PPh3)2(μ-CH2), has been prepared by the reaction of Fe2(μ-CH2)(CO)8 with Pt(PPh3)2(CH2CH2) and has been crystallographically characterized: P21/c, a = 10.338(2), b = 19.604(5), c = 18.422(4) Å, β = 105.30(2), Dc = 1.65, Z = 4, R = 3.54, Rw = 3.64 for 4052 reflections with Fo ≥ 5 σ(Fo). The iron atom has a distorted octahedral geometry defined by the four carbonyl ligands, the platinum atom, and the methylene ligand, whereas the platinum center has a distorted square planar geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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