Synthesis of linked metal acetylide complexes for nonlinear optics

Simon J. Davies*, Brian F.G. Johnson, Jack Lewis, Muhammad S. Khan

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Treatment of [Mn(CO)5Br] (1) with a slight excess of Me3SnCCPh affords the known species [(CO)5Mn(CCPh)] (2), whereas reaction between 1 and Me3SnCCRCCSnMe3 (R = p-C6H4C6H4) gives the bimetallic complex [(CO)5MnCCRCCSnMe3] (3). This latter species is a good precursor for other syntheses, and treatment of 3 with a further equivalent of 1 gives [(CO)5MnCCRCCMn(CO)5] (4), while 3 with trans-[Pd(PBu3)2Cl2] affords [(CO)5MnCCRCCPd(PBu3)2Cl] (5).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C43-C45
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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