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Synthesis and Characterization of a Benzene−Dimolybdenum Complex with a New Bridging Mode

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posted on 2009-10-05, 00:00 authored by Yuji Kajita, Takahiko Ogawa, Jun Matsumoto, Hideki Masuda
A novel dimolybdenum complex, [Mo2(iPrL′)2(C6H6)] (1C6H6), has been synthesized and characterized as a benzene-ring-bridged dimolybdenum complex with a cis-μ-η2(1,2):η2(4,5) binding mode. Complex 1C6H6 reacts with MeMgBr to form 2, where μ-benzene is methylated to form μ-xylene.