Dynamic Permutational Isomerism in a closo-Cluster
Permutational isomers of trigonal bipyramidal [W2RhIr2(CO)9(η(5)-C5H5)2(η(5)-C5HMe4)] result from competitive capping of either a W2Ir or a WIr2 face of the tetrahedral cluster [W2Ir2(CO)10(η(5)-C5 H5)2] from its reaction with [Rh(CO)2(η(5)-C5HMe4)]. The permutational isomers slowly interconvert in solution by a cluster metal vertex exchange that is proposed to proceed by Rh-Ir and Rh-W bond cleavage and reformation, and via the intermediacy of an edge-bridged tetrahedral transition state. The...[Show more]
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