Redox and Coordination Behavior of the Hexaphosphabenzene Ligand in [(Cp∗Mo)2(μ,η66-P6)] Towards the "naked" Cations Cu+, Ag+, and Tl+

M. Fleischmann, F. Dielmann, L.J. Gregoriades, E.V. Peresypkina, A.V. Virovets, S. Huber, A.Y. Timoshkin, G. Balázs, M. Scheer

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© 2015 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.Although the cyclo-P6 complex [(Cp∗Mo)2(μ,η6:η6-P6)] (1) was reported 30 years ago, little is known about its chemistry. Herein, we report a high-yielding synthesis of 1, the complex 2, which contains an unprecedented cyclo-P10 ligand, and the reactivity of 1 towards the "naked" cations Cu+, Ag+, and Tl+. Besides the formation of the single oxidation products 3 a,b which have a bisallylic distorted cyclo-P6 middle deck, the [M(1)2]+ complexes are described which show distorted square-planar (M=Cu(4 a), Ag(4 b)) or distorted tetrahedral coordinated (M=Cu(5)) M+ cations. The choice of solvent enabled control over the reaction outcome for Cu+, as proved by powder XRD a
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13110-13115
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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