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Syntheses and Structural Characterizations of cis-[M(NO)2(CNXyl)4]+ (M = Nb, Ta; Xyl = 2,6-Me2C6H3). The First Dinitrosyls of Niobium and Tantalum1

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posted on 1999-07-19, 00:00 authored by Mikhail V. Barybin, Victor G. Young, John E. Ellis
The first dinitrosyls of niobium and tantalum, cis-[M(NO)2(CNXyl)4]+, have been prepared by direct nitrosylation of [M(CO)6]- (M = Nb, Ta) with 2 equiv of [NO]+ in the presence of 2,6-dimethylphenyl isocyanide, CNXyl. These new complexes have been fully characterized by IR, 1H, and 13C NMR spectra as well as X-ray crystallography.