This research was carried out under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (Division of Basic Energy Sciences), and supported by Grant CHE-77-00360 (to R.B.) from the National Science Foundation. We thank Mr. J. Henriques for technical assistance.
Six-Coordinate Hydrogen: Structure of [(Ph3P)2N]+[HCo6(CO)15]− by Single-Crystal Neutron Diffraction Analysis†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1979 by Verlag Chemie, GmbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 80–81, January 1979
How to Cite
Hart, D. W., Teller, R. G., Wei, C.-Y., Bau, R., Longoni, G., Campanella, S., Chini, P. and Koetzle, T. F. (1979), Six-Coordinate Hydrogen: Structure of [(Ph3P)2N]+[HCo6(CO)15]− by Single-Crystal Neutron Diffraction Analysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 18: 80–81. doi: 10.1002/anie.197900801
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 30 OCT 1978
A hydrogen atom at the center of an octahedral cage of cobalt atoms—that is a striking structural feature of the title compound which is the first of its kind to be accurately characterized by neutron diffraction in a single crystal. Only few examples of such “interstitial” hydride ligands are known for covalent complexes. The apparent radius of the H atom is 0.53Å; it can readily enter and leave its “metal cage”.