Decarbonylation of Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Tetracarbonylvanadium, Cp*V(CO)4, in the Presence of Oxygen. The X-Ray Crystal Structure Analyses of Cp*V(CO)4 and [Cp*V(O)(μ-O)]4

Max Herberhold 1 , Anna-Maria Dietel 1  and Wolfgang Milius 1
  • 1 Anorganisch-chemisches Laboratorium der Universität Bayreuth, Postfach 101251, D-95440 Bayreuth

The reaction of Cp*V(CO)4 (1) with molecular oxygen in diluted pentane solution leads to a tetrameric dioxide, [Cp*V(O)(μ-O)]4 (2), which is a precursor of the octanuclear aggregate Cp*6V8O17 (3). The molecular structures of 1 and 2 have been determined by X-ray crystallography.

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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B is an international scientific journal which publishes original papers, microreviews, and letters from all areas of inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, molecular chemistry, and organic chemistry.