Cyclopentadienylcobalt sulfide and selenide cluster compounds: Synthesis and structural characterizations

Richard D. Adams, Shaobin Miao

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The reaction of CpCo(CO)2 with elemental sulfur yielded the new sulfur-rich compound Cp4Co43-S) (μ3-S2)3 (1). The structure of 1 contains a Co4S7 core composed of three μ3-disulfido ligands and one μ3-sulfido ligand. PEt3 abstracts sulfur from 1 to yield the new compound Cp4Co43-S)33-S2) (2). Compound 2 is also a cage compound, but it contains three μ3-sulfido ligands and only one μ3-disulfido ligand. Compound 2 is converted back to 1 by reaction with elemental sulfur. The selenium homologue Cp4Co 43-Se)33-Se2) (3) was obtained from the reaction of CpCo(CO)2 with elemental selenium. The structures of 1, 2 and 3 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1406
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number5 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Mar 15 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cobalt
  • Cyclopentadienyl
  • Diselenido ligand
  • Disulfido ligand
  • Selenium
  • Sulfur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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