Selective insertion of oxygen and selenium into an electron-precise aramagnetic selenium-manganese carbonyl cluster [Se6Mn 6(CO)18]4-

Minghuey Shieh, Chia Hua Ho, Wen Shyan Sheu, Horng Wen Chen

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(Figure Presented) The facile synthesis of a novel electron-precise paramagnetic hexamanganese carbonyl selenide cluster [Se6Mn 6(CO)18]4- (1 ) was discovered, which demonstrates contrasting reactivity toward O2 and Se8 under markedly mild conditions to afford the O- and Se-inserted clusters [Se6Mn6(CO)18(O)]4- (2) and [Se 10Mn6(CO)18]4- (3), respectively. Clusters 1-3 represent the first examples of electron-precise paramagnetic main-group transition metal carbonyl clusters, and their formation and bonding properties are further elucidated by theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4032-4033
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 31


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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