Influence of structural and electronic properties of organomolybdenum(ii) complexes of the type [CpMo(CO)3R] and [CpMo(O2)(O)R] (R = Cl, CH3, CF3) on the catalytic olefin epoxidation

Simone A. Hauser, Robert M. Reich, János Mink, Alexander Pöthig, Mirza Cokoja, Fritz E. Kühn

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Abstract

Six compounds of the type [CpMo(CO)3R] (R = Cl (1), CH3 (2), CF3 (3)) and [CpMo(O2)(O)R] (R = Cl (4), CH3 (5), CF3 (6) (Cp = η5-cyclopentadienyl)) have been synthesised and characterised. The crystal structures of [CpMo(CO)3CF3] and [CpMo(O2)(O)CF3] are compared to their literature known chloro and methyl derivatives. The influence of the groups R on the performance as epoxidation catalysts is examined. DFT calculations, IR-spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography help to explain differences in reactivity and enable a rational design of active molybdenum tricarbonyl and oxo-peroxo complexes. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2282-2289
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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