Interconversion between μ-η22-C60 and μ3222C60 on a carbido pentaosmium cluster framework

Kwangyeol Lee, Chang Hoon Lee, Hyunjoon Song, Joon T. Park, Hong Young Chang, Moon Gun Choi

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Carbonyl addition or elimination reactions on an Os5C cluster framework result in a novel interconversion between two C60 bonding modes: μ3- η222-C60 for 1 and μ-η22-C60 for 2. The latter bonding mode had been elusive until now, and treatment of 1 with BnNC and subsequent thermolysis provides yet another example, 3. The μ-η22-C60 ligand exhibits two different orientations with respect to the Os3 face in 2 and 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1801-1804
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbides
  • Cluster compounds
  • Coordination modes
  • Fullerenes
  • Osmium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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