Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 193–199 | Cite as

Syntheses, structures and catalytic activities of molybdenum carbonyl complexes based on pyridine-imine ligands



Thermal treatment of pyridine imines [C5H4N-2-C(H)=N-C6H4-R] [R = H (1), CH3 (2), OMe (3), CF3 (4), Cl (5), Br (6)] with Mo(CO)6 in refluxing toluene provided six novel mononuclear molybdenum carbonyl complexes of the type [(η2-2-C5H4N)CH=N(C6H4-4-R)]Mo(CO)4 [R = H (7); CH3 (8); OMe (9); CF3 (10); Cl (11); Br (12)]. All of these complexes were separated by chromatography and fully characterized by elemental analysis, IR, and NMR spectroscopy. The crystal structures of complexes 7, 8 and 10 were determined by X-ray crystal diffraction analysis. In addition, the catalytic performance of these complexes was also tested, and it was found that these complexes had obvious catalytic activity on Friedel–Crafts reactions of aromatic compounds with a variety of acylation reagents.



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21372061), the Hebei Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. B2013205025, B2014205018 and B2015205116), and the Key Research Fund of Hebei Normal University (No. L2012Z02).

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Supplementary material 1 Crystallographic data for the structural analysis have been deposited with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, CCDC Nos. 1492231, 1487562, and 1509950 for 7, 8, and 10, respectively. Copies of this information may be obtained free of charge from The Director, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK, fax: +44 1223 336 033, e-mail: uk of www: The structure and characterization data for related catalytic products. (DOC 311 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The College of Chemistry and Material ScienceHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuangChina
  2. 2.School of PharmacyHebei Medical UniversityShijiazhuangChina
  3. 3.Hebei College of Industry and TechnologyShijiazhuangChina

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