Molybdenum Carbonyl Complexes Bearing PN Ligands Based on 2-Aminopyridine


  • Dedicated to Prof. Peter Stanetty on the occasion of his 65th birthday


Molybdenum complexes of the general formula Mo(PN)(CO)4 containing both achiral and chiral phosphorus-nitrogen donor bidentate ligands based on 2-aminopyridine were prepared and characterized by their NMR and IR spectra. The oxidative addition of allyl bromide to Mo(PN)(CO)4 was studied with PN = N-(diisopropylphosphanyl)-2-aminopyridine (PN-iPr). X-ray structures of representative compounds were determined. The mechanism of the oxidative addition of allyl bromide to Mo(PN-iPr)(CO)4 was analyzed by DFT/B3LYP calculations. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009)