Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Nickel and Cobalt Carbonyl Complexes Containing Stannyl Groups

Veeranna Yempally, Lei Zhu, Derek Isrow, Burjor Captain

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The bimetallic NiSn2 complex Ni(SnBu3t)2(CO)3,1, was obtained from the reaction of Ni(COD)2 and Bu3tSnH and CO. The reaction of Co2(CO)8 and Bu3tSnH afforded the bimetallic Co-Sn complex Co(SnBu3t)(CO)4, 3. Compound 3 was also obtained from the reaction of Co4(CO)12 and Bu3tSnH but in a lower yield. Both compounds 1 and 3 were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, and possess trigonal bipyramidal geometries around the transition metal centre with two and one stannyl ligands, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-426
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 29 2010



  • Bimetallic
  • Co-Sn
  • Ni-Sn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Biochemistry

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