Tricarbonyl(η5‐formylcyclopentadienyl)manganese(I) and tricarbonyl(η5‐formylcyclopentadienyl)rhenium(I) containing short π(CO)...π(CO) and π(CO)...π interactions
Abstract:The structures of tricarbonyl(formylcyclopentadienyl)manganese(I), [Mn(C6H5O)(CO)3], (I), and tricarbonyl(formylcyclopentadienyl)rhenium(I), [Re(C6H5O)(CO)3], (II), were determined at 100 K. Compounds (I) and (II) both possess a carbonyl group in a trans position relative to the substituted C atom of the cyclopentadienyl ring, while the other two carbonyl groups are in almost eclipsed positions relative to their attached C atoms. Analysis of the intermolecular contacts reveals that the molecules in both compounds form stacks due to short attractive π(CO)...π(CO) and π(CO)...π interactions, along the crystallographic c axis for (I) and along the  direction for (II). Symmetry‐related stacks are bound to each other by weak intermolecular C—H...O hydrogen bonds, leading to the formation of the three‐dimensional network.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 15, 2012