Metal in motion: The reaction of [Ru5(CO)15(μ5-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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Jun 3 2002|
- Cluster compounds
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