An Appraisal of the Steric versus Electronic Requirements of Gold(I) Phosphine Substituents in Clusters: The Crystal Structure of [HFe4(CO)12{AuPEt3|2B]

Catherine E. Housecroft*, Musa S. Shongwe, Arnold L. Rheingold

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Abstract

The elucidation of the crystal structure of one isomer of the mixed metal boride [HFe4(CO)12{AuPEt3)2B] illustrates that the geometry of the hexametal atom core and the location of the endo-hydrogen atom depend upon the steric, rather than electronic, requirements of the gold(I) phosphine substituents. Electronic effects, however, are responsible for the AuPR3 fragment interacting with Fe-B rather than Fe-Fe bonds of the core cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1885-1887
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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