A dynamic rearrangement of a metal cluster in a process that closely resembles the hopping mechanism of adatom diffusion on metal surfaces

Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain, Wei Fu, Perry J. Pellechia, Mark D. Smith

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Abstract

Metal in motion: The reaction of [Ru5(CO)155-C)] with [Pt(PtBu3)2] yields [Ru5Pt(PtBu3)(CO)15(C)]. The product exists as two isomers, an open and a closed form, which interconvert rapidly on the NMR timescale by a process that resembles the diffusion of metal adatoms across a metal surface (see scheme; at 20°C the rate = 24000 s-1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1951-1953
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cluster compounds
  • Platinum
  • Rearrangements
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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