Bis(alkylidynyl)tellurides and ditellurides

Benjamin J. Frogley, Anthony F. Hill, Richard A. Manzano, Manab Sharma

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The tellurocarbonylates [M(CTe)(CO)2(Tp∗)]- (M = Mo, W; obtained from [M(CBr)(CO)2(Tp∗)] and Li2Te or [M(CLi)(CO)2(Tp∗)] and Te) react with an additional equivalent of [M(CBr)(CO)2(Tp∗)] to give bis(alkylidynyl)tellurides, [M2(μ-CTeC)(CO)4(Tp∗)2], whilst oxidation with [Fe(η-C5H5)2]PF6 affords the corresponding ditellurides [M2(μ-CTe2C)(CO)4(Tp∗)2]. The unprecedented MCTeCM and MCTe2CM bridges are discussed with reference to more conventional but rare alkylidynyltelluroethers [M(CTeR)(CO)2(Tp∗)] (R = Me, nBu, Ph).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1702-1705
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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