The heats of reaction of HMo(CO)3C5H5 with CX4 (X = Cl, Br) producing XMo(CO)3C5H5 have been measured by solution calorimetry and are -31.8±0.9 and -34.4±2.0 kcal/mole, respectively. The heats of reaction of NaMo(CO)3C5H5 with I2 and CH3I producing IMo(CO)3C5H5 and H3CMo(CO)3C5H5 are -32.3± 1.3 and -7.7± 0.3 kcal/mole. Oxidation with Br2CCl4 yielding Br3Mo(CO)2C5H5 was measured for the following complexes: (C5H5(CO)3Mo)2, (-92.0±1.0 kcal/mole), BrMo(CO)3C5H5 (-24.9± 2.0 kcal/mole) and HMo(CO)3C5H5 (-60.7± 2.0 kcal/mole). These and other data are used to calculate the Mo-X bond strength for X = H, Cl, Br, I, and CH3. These bond strength estimates are compared to those reported for X2Mo(C5H5)2. Iodination of H3CMo(CO)3C5H5, reported in the literature to yield CH3I and IMo(CO)3C5H5, actually produces CH3C(O)I and I3Mo(CO)2C5H5.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry