Metal-metal interaction in polynuclear complexes with cyanide bridges: Synthesis, characterisation, and theoretical studies

Maria J. Calhorda, Michael G. B. Drew, Vitor Félix, Luís P. Fonseca, Carla A. Gamelas, Sofia S. M. C. Godinho, Isabel S. Gonçalves, E. Hunstock, João P. Lopes, A. Jorge Parola, Fernando Pina, Carlos C. Romão, A. Gil Santos

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Abstract

The reaction of the cyanide anion [M(CO)5CN]- (M=Cr or Mo) with metallocenes of Groups 4 and 6 produced polynuclear complexes of the type [CpCp′M(CO){-NC-M′(CO)5}]BF4 (M=Mo, W; M′=Mo, Cr; Cp′=Cp, Ind), Cp2TiCl{-NC-Mo(CO)5} and Cp2Ti{-NC-Mo(CO)5}2. These complexes were characterised by 1H-, 13C- and 95Mo-NMR, IR and UV-vis spectroscopies, elemental analysis and examined by cyclic voltammetry. These methods show that the [M(CO)5CN]- ligands shift the electron density towards the metallocene centres. The complex [Cp2W(CO){-NC-Mo(CO)5}]+ is additionally examined by single crystal X-ray structure determination. The Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations with the ADF program were performed on selected compounds to understand the nature of the redox processes taking place. Compared with a nitrile, the coordination of a [M(CO)5CN]- fragment to the metallocene moiety does not significantly change the geometrical features, but leads to the stabilisation of the HOMO of the latter, with all the oxidation processes occurring in the pentacarbonyl moiety of the binuclear species. Time-dependent DFT calculations were used to identify the band appearing in the visible spectrum of Cp2TiCl{-NC-Mo(CO)5} as a Mo to Ti charge transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-106
Number of pages13
JournalJournal Of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume632
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2001

Keywords

  • Cyanide bridges
  • DFT calculations
  • Metallocenes
  • Polynuclear complexes
  • Theoretical studies

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