Title

Synthesis, crystal structure and reactivity of Mo < inf> 4 O < inf> 6 (O < inf> 2 ) < inf> 2 (μ < inf> 3 -O) < inf> 2 {(μ < inf> 2 -O,μ < inf> 3 -OC < inf> 8 H < inf> 14 } < inf> 2 (OPMePh < inf> 2 ) < inf> 2 : A self-assembled tetranuclear cluster containing two peroxide and two Trans-cyclooctanediol ligands

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2005

Abstract

The reaction of MoO2Cl2(OPMePh2) 2 with t-butylhydroperoxide (TBHP) in the presence of cis-cyclooctene yields the tetrameric complex Mo4O6(O2) 2(μ3-O)2{(μ2-O, μ3-OC8H14}2(OPMePh 2)2, (1). Additionally in the absence of cis-cyclooctene MoO(O2)Cl2(OPMePh2)2, MoO(O 2)2(H2O)(OPMePh2), (2), and two novel yellow compounds can be isolated depending on the quantity of TBHP used and the reaction conditions. Both the starting material MoO2Cl 2(OPMePh2)2 and tetramer 1 are capable of accomplishing the epoxidation of cis-cyclooctene as catalysts. The single crystal X-ray determined structures of complexes 1 and 2 are reported. © 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

Publication Title

Journal of Cluster Science

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