Synthesis of a New Family of Water-Soluble Clusters: RMCO)-12-xLx, (x = 1–3), Os3(CO)10L2, and Ir4(CO)9L3 (L = Trisodium Salt (Hydrated) of Tris (m -sulfonatophenyl) phosphine)

B. Fontal, J. Orlewski, C. C. Santini, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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The synthesis of water-soluble clusters is of interest for their possible use as homogeneous catalysts in this solvent. There are several advantages for carrying out catalytic reactions in water; easy recovery of the costly transition metal in a biphasic system (e.g. in hydroformylation of olefins with rhodium), use of water as a reagent (as in the Wacker process), and/or obtention of a better regioselectivity with amphiphilic compounds. A better understanding of the chemical behavior and stability of transition metals, especially low-valent group VIII (groups 8–1021) complexes, in water is important for the development of homogeneous catalysis in this solvent. We describe here the synthesis and characterization of a new family of water-soluble metal clusters based on the hydrosoluble ligand L = P[C6H4-m-S03-Na+(H20)]3 first described by Kuntz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4320-4322
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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