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Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3610-3620; doi:10.3390/molecules14093610
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Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Oxo(diperoxo)(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)-molybdenum(VI)

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Received: 21 July 2009; in revised form: 3 September 2009 / Accepted: 14 September 2009 / Published: 16 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microwave Assisted Synthesis)
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Abstract: The oxodiperoxo complex MoO(O2)2(tbbpy) (tbbpy = 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'- bipyridine) was isolated from the reaction of MoO2Cl2(tbbpy) in water under microwaveassisted heating at 120 ºC for 4 h. The structure of the oxodiperoxo complex was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The MoVI centre is seven-coordinated with a geometry which strongly resembles a highly distorted bipyramid. Individual MoO(O2)2(tbbpy) complexes are interdigitated along the [010] direction to form a column. The crystal structure is formed by the close packing of the columnar-stacked complexes. Interactions between neighbouring columns are essentially of van der Waals type mediated by the need to effectively fill the available space.
Keywords: molybdenum; peroxo complexes; N ligands; microwave-assisted synthesis; X-ray diffraction molybdenum; peroxo complexes; N ligands; microwave-assisted synthesis; X-ray diffraction
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Amarante, T.R.; Almeida Paz, F.A.; Gago, S.; Gonçalves, I.S.; Pillinger, M.; Rodrigues, A.E.; Abrantes, M. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Oxo(diperoxo)(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)-molybdenum(VI). Molecules 2009, 14, 3610-3620.

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Amarante TR, Almeida Paz FA, Gago S, Gonçalves IS, Pillinger M, Rodrigues AE, Abrantes M. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Oxo(diperoxo)(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)-molybdenum(VI). Molecules. 2009; 14(9):3610-3620.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Amarante, Tatiana R.; Almeida Paz, Filipe A.; Gago, Sandra; Gonçalves, Isabel S.; Pillinger, Martyn; Rodrigues, Alírio E.; Abrantes, Marta. 2009. "Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Oxo(diperoxo)(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)-molybdenum(VI)." Molecules 14, no. 9: 3610-3620.


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