Trans-Di-μ-acetato-[μ-N,N-bis-(diphenyl-phosphino)aniline] bis-[chlorido-molybdenum(II)](Mo - Mo)-dichloro-methane-tetra-hydro-furan (1/0.3/1.7)
The mol-ecular structure of the title compound, [Mo2(CH 3COO)2Cl2(C30H25NP 2)]·0.3CH2Cl2·1.7C 4H8O, features an Mo - Mo dumbbell bridged by two acetate groups which are trans to each other. Perpendicular to the plane spanned by the acetate groups, the Ph2PN(Ph)PPh2 ligand bridges both Mo atoms, having a P - N - P angle of 114.09 (19)°. In a trans position to the PNP ligand are two Cl atoms, one on each molybdenum centre. The Mo - Mo bond distance is 2.1161 (9) Å, within the range known for Mo - Mo quadruple bonds. The Mo complex is located on a crystallographic twofold rotation axis which runs through the N - C bond of the ligand. The site occupation factors of the disordered solvent molecules were fixed to 0.15 for dichloromethane and 0.85 for tetrahydrofuran. © 2009.