Synthesis and properties of oligomers of iron-manganese carbonyl complexes with bridging disulfido ligands

Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain, O. Sung Kwon, Perry J. Pellechia, Sanghamitra Sanyal

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The reactions of activated CpFeMn(CO)7 1a and Cp*FeMn(CO)7 1b, Cp=C5Me5 with thiirane yielded the new dimeric mixed metal disulfido complexes: [CpFeMn(CO)53-S2)] 2 (2) and [Cp*FeMn(CO)53-S2)]2 (3). Compounds 2 and 3 both contain two triply bridging disulfido ligands. When heated at 40 °C, compound 2 was transformed into a trimeric compound Cp3Fe3Mn3(CO)153-S2)(μ4-S2) 2, 4. Compound 4 contains three disulfido ligands, each of which has a different bridging coordination mode in the six atom metal cluster. There are three inequivalent CpFe(CO)2 groupings linked to a central Mn3(S2) 3 core by the disulfido ligands. In solution, compound 4 exhibits a dynamical intramolecular exchange process that interconverts two of the three CpFe(CO)2 groups on the NMR timescale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1370-1376
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2004



  • Disulfido ligands
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Oligomers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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