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The structural characterization of the first mononuclear alkoxide cation: Isolation and X-ray study of [Mo(OMe)5(CH3CN)]Bi 2Cl7

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Interaction of molybdenum oxomethoxide and bismuth chloride in toluene/acetonitrile media leads to the formation of an unusual ionic salt [Mo(OMe)5(CH3CN)]Bi2Cl7 (1), providing the first example of an isolated mononuclear alkoxide cation, [Mo(OMe)5(CH3CN)]+ with rather uniform Mo-O(Me) bond lengths. The product can be isolated with moderate yields and only from solutions with considerable excess of the molybdenum reactant (Mo:Bi ≈ 2:1) after refluxing of the reaction mixture, which indicates disproportionation of MoO(OMe)4 in solution into MoO2(OMe)2 and Mo(OMe)6 as a crucial step in its formation. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Kessler VG, Seisenbaeva GA, Errington RJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Communications

Year: 2005

Volume: 8

Issue: 6

Pages: 503-505

Print publication date: 01/06/2005

ISSN (print): 1387-7003

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Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.inoche.2005.03.006


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