Three. Transition Metal Carbonyl Compounds

  1. John R. Shapley
  1. Xin Liu1,
  2. John E. Ellis1,
  3. Eugen F. Mesaros2,
  4. Anthony J. Pearson2,
  5. Elke Schoffers2,
  6. Janice M. Hall9,
  7. Joshua H. Hoyne9,
  8. John R. Shapley9,
  9. Matthieu Fauré3,
  10. Catherine Saccavini3,
  11. Guy Lavigne3,
  12. Yun Chi4,
  13. Chao-Shiuan Liu4,
  14. Ying-Hui Lai4,
  15. Arthur J. Carty5,
  16. P. Serp6,
  17. M. Hernandez7,
  18. P. Kalck6,
  19. B. Richard6,
  20. Marc A. F. Hernandez-Gruel8,
  21. Jesús J. Pérez-Torrente8,
  22. Miguel A. Ciriano8 and
  23. Luis A. Oro8

Published Online: 21 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471653683.ch3

Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 34

Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 34

How to Cite

Liu, X., Ellis, J. E., Mesaros, E. F., Pearson, A. J., Schoffers, E., Hall, J. M., Hoyne, J. H., Shapley, J. R., Fauré, M., Saccavini, C., Lavigne, G., Chi, Y., Liu, C.-S., Lai, Y.-H., Carty, A. J., Serp, P., Hernandez, M., Kalck, P., Richard, B., Hernandez-Gruel, M. A. F., Pérez-Torrente, J. J., Ciriano, M. A. and Oro, L. A. (2004) Transition Metal Carbonyl Compounds, in Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 34 (ed J. R. Shapley), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471653683.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

  3. 3

    Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, 205 route de Narbonne, 31077 Toulouse Cedex, France

  4. 4

    Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 30013, Republic of China

  5. 5

    Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A OR6, Canada

  6. 6

    Laboratoire de Catalyse Chimie Fine et Polymères, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d' Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologies, 118 Route de Narbonne, Toulouse 31077, France

  7. 7

    Departamento de Química Inorganica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Valladolid, Calle Prado de la Magdalena, 47005 Valladolid, Spain

  8. 8

    Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain

  9. 9

    Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2004
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2004

Book Series:

  1. Inorganic Syntheses

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471647508

Online ISBN: 9780471653684



  • carbonyl;
  • vanadium;
  • allylmolybdenum;
  • C-60;
  • triruthenium;
  • CVD;
  • DMF;
  • water soluble;
  • rhodate;
  • thiolate


Chapter 3, “Transition Metal Carbonyl Compounds,” focuses on complexes of transition metals that involve at least one carbonyl ligand. Included here are syntheses of the homoleptic compounds [Et4N][V(CO)6],V(CO)6, and Ru3(CO)12, as well as for several compounds of primary interest as synthetic intermediates, such as the neutral M(0) compounds Mo(CO)3(py)3 and W(CO)4(dppe) and salts of the anionic M(I) complexes [Rh(CO)2Cl2] and [Ir(CO)2I2]. Also represented are procedures that illustrate the formation of carbonyl ligands from the reaction solvent, e.g., DMF, as for the useful intermediate [PPN][Ru(CO)2Cl3(DMF)]. Further compounds derived from these intermediates include a Mo(II) allyl complex, TpMo(CO)23-CH2CH[DOUBLE BOND]CHCO2CH3), a W(0) fullerene-60 derivative, W(CO)3(dppe)(C60), a CVD precursor, Ru(CO)2(hfac)2, a thiolate-bridged dimer, {Ir(μ-StBu)(CO)2}2, and a water-soluble Rh(I) phosphine complex, Na6[Rh(CO)Cl{PC6H4SO3}2].