Ligand exchange reactions within the coordination sphere of a molybdenum eta(2)(4e)-alkyne complex: the formation of an indole in a cascade reaction involving an alkyne and isonitrile ligands

J C Jeffery, M Green, J M Lynam

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The exchange of phosphorus-containing ligands within the coordination sphere of molybdenum alkyne complexes is shown to be facile, a similar reaction with CNxyl (xyl = C6H3Me2-2,5) results in a remarkable coupling between the alkyne and three isonitrile ligands and C-H bond activation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3056-3057
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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