The preparation and isomerisation of trans-dicarbonylbis-1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane]molybdenum(0)

L. K. Holden, A. H. Mawby, D. C. Smith, R. Whyman

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The reaction of trans-Mo(N2)2(Dppe)2 (Dppe = Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2) with carbon monoxide gives, initially, the previously unknown trans-Mo(CO)2(Dppe)2, which isomerises in solution to the well-known cis isomer. The reaction was followed by IR spectroscopy under carbon monoxide pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 16 1973
Externally publishedYes


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