Reaction of [μ-RE(μ-CO)Fe2(CO)6]- (E = S, Se) with N2CHCO2Me. Synthesis and characterisation of (μ-RE)[μ-η2-N=NCH(R′)CO2Me]Fe 2(CO)6 and (μ-PhSe)[μ-η1-N=NCH(Me)CO2Me]Fe 2(CO)6

Zhong Xia Wang, Shao Bin Miao, Ze Ying Zhang

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Reaction of [M][(μ-RE)(μ-CO)Fe2(CO)6] (E = S, Se; M = Et3NH, Na) with N2CHCO2Me give the intermediate [M][(μ-RE)(μ-N2CHCO2Me)Fe2(CO) 6] (II). Action of II with counterion Et3NH+ yields neutral complexes (μ-RE)(μ-η2-N=NCH2CO2Me)Fe 2(CO)6 (1, RE = ButS; 2, RE = PhS; 3, RE = PhSe). Treatment of II (M=Na) with MeI affords (μ-RE)[μ-η2-N=NCH(Me)CO2Me]Fe 2(CO)6 (4, RE = ButS; 5, RE = PhS). In the case of RE = PhSe, the reaction of II with MeI gives two isomers, (μ-PhSe)[μ-η2-N=NCH(Me)CO2Me]Fe 2(CO)6 (6) and (μ-PhSe)[μ-η1-N=NCH(Me)CO2Me]Fe 2(CO)6 (7). The structure of complex 7 has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 16 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Complex
  • Diazenido ligand
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Structure
  • Sulfur
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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