Pentalene complexes of group 7 metal carbonyls: an organometallic mixed-valence system with very large metal-metal electronic coupling.
The bimetallic complexes [M(CO)(3)](2)(mu:eta(5):eta(5)-Pn) (Pn = pentalene, C(8)H(6); M = Mn, Re) have been synthesized and characterized crystallographically; the Mn compound was isolated as solely the anti-isomer, while the Re analogue was formed as a mixture of anti- and syn-isomers. [Mn(CO)(3)](2)(mu:eta(5):eta(5)-Pn) may be reduced chemically to its mono- and dianions; the mixed-valence Mn(I)/Mn(0) monoanion is shown by ESR, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopies to be a Robin-Day c...Expand abstract
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