Synthesis and Crystal Structure of the Octametallic Ferrocene Containing Molybdenum(V) Cluster Mo < inf> 4 (μ < inf> 3 -O) < inf> 4 (μ < inf> 2 -O < inf> 2 P(CH < inf> 2 ) < inf> 2 Fc) < inf> 4 O < inf> 4 and Crystal Structure of 1,1′-Bis(Chloromethyl)Ferrocene

Document Type


Publication Date



The reaction of MoO 2(acac) 2 with 1,1′-[phosphinicobis(methylene)]-ferrocene in ethanol at 120 °C and in the presence of triethylamine results in the octametallic cluster Mo 4(μ 3-O) 4(μ 2-O 2P(CH 2) 2Fc) 4O 4. If the reaction is carried out in the absence of triethylamine a mixture of products are obtained of which the identity of the compound produced was hypothesized but not definitively established. Mo 4(μ 3-O) 4(μ 2-O 2P(CH 2) 2Fc) 4O 4 is characterized by IR and 31P-NMR spectroscopy along with the single crystal X-ray determination of its structure. The crystal structure of 1,1′-bis(chloromethyl)ferrocene is also detailed. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Publication Title

Journal of Cluster Science