A novel heterobimetallic W-Ge compound. X-ray crystal structure of [W(μ-Cl)(GeCl3)(CO)34- C7H8)]

Aderemi R. Oki, Olga Sokolova, Blanca Gilbes, Ayodele Aduroja, Ghassan Abdelaziz, Thomas J. Emge

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The new heterobimetallic complex [W(μ-Cl)(GeCl3)(CO)3(η4-C7 H8)] (1) has been prepared by photochemical reaction of W(CO)6 with bicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-diene (NBD) and GeCl4. The structure of compound 1 was established by X-ray crystallography. The IR, 1H and 13C NMR spectra are also described and correlated with the crystallographically observed geometry. Compound 1 is noteworthy since it is the first alkene complex of tungsten isolated in W(CO)6 - Lewis acid photocatalytic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Alkene complex
  • Crystal structure
  • Germanium
  • Heterobimetallic compound
  • Tungsten

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