Crystal structure of osmocene, Os(η-C5H5)2

  • J. C. A. Bobyens
  • D. C. Levendis
  • Michael I. Bruce
  • Michael L. Williams


Crystals of osmocene, Os(η-C5H5)2, are orthohombic:Pnma,M r =321.3,a=7.079(2),b=8.908(1),c=12.771(2),V c =806 Å3,Z=4,D x =2.640 g cm−3, Mo (λ=0.71069 Å),μ=151 cm−1,F(000)=584,T=293 K,R=0.04 for 730 observed reflections. Osmocene is isomorphous with ruthenocene and the molecules have averageD 5h symmetry with a mean Os-C distance of 2.19(1) Å (compared with 2.186 Å forRu-C).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. A. Bobyens
    • 1
  • D. C. Levendis
    • 1
  • Michael I. Bruce
    • 2
  • Michael L. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Jordan Laboratories Department of Physical and Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideSouth Australia

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