Steric Effects in the Kinetics of Organometallic Reactions: A Time-Resolved Infrared Study of [(η5-C5R5)Mn(CO)2] (R = H, Me or Et) in n-heptane Solution

Frank P.A. Johnson, Michael W. George, Viktor N. Bagratashvili, Lyudmila N. Vereshchagina, Martyn Poliakoff

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Abstract

Fast time-resolved IR spectroscopy (microsecond timescale) is used to record the spectra and kinetics of photochemical reactions of [(η5-C5R5)Mn(CO)3] (R = H, Me or Et) in n-heptane solution; second-order rate constants for reaction with H2, N2 and CO are ca. six times faster for [(C5Et5)Mn(CO)2(n-hept)] than for [(C5H5)Mn(CO)2(n-hept)] while the rate constants for the reaction of all three [(C5R5)Mn(CO)2(n-hept)] intermediates with PPh3 are almost identical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalMendeleev Communications
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)

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