Bis2-2:2-2,4,6-trimethylbenzonitrile)-bis- [(N-isopropyl-3,5-dimethylanilido)molybdenum(III)](Mo-Mo)

Yurii S. Moroz, Anthony F. Cozzolino, Elena V. Rybak-Akimova, Christopher C. Cummins

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The title compound, [Mo2(C11H16N) 4(C10H11N)2], is a dinuclear molybdenum complex with a formal metal-metal bond [Mo⋯Mo separation = 2.5946 (8) Å], four anilide-type ligands and two bridging mesityl nitrile groups. There are two inversion symmetric molecules in the unit cell (an inversion center is localized at the mid-point of the Mo - Mo bond), each with approximate non-crystallographic C2h symmetry. The molecules contain disordered isopropyl and 3,5-C6H3Me2 groups on different anilido ligands; the major component having an occupancy of 0.683 (7). The complex was obtained in low yield as the product from the reaction between the bridging pyrazine adduct of molybdenum tris - anilide ([μ2- (C4H4N2){Mo(C11H16N) 3}2]) and mesityl nitrile with a loss of one anilido ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m1643-m1644
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • R factor = 0.067
  • T = 100 K
  • data-to- parameterratio = 19.6
  • disorder in main residue
  • mean σ(C-C) = 0.009 Å
  • single-crystal X-ray study
  • wR factor = 0.172


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