New Organosulfur Derivatives of Metal Carbonyls

  • R. B. King
  • M. B. Bisnette
Conference paper


Numerous unusual organosulfur transition metal compounds have been obtained by reactions of various metal carbonyls and cyclopentadienyl -metal carbonyls with certain mercaptans, sulfides, disulfides, and dithietenes (1,2). Other types of organosulfur transition metal compounds have been obtained from metal sulfides and certain acetylene derivatives (3). This paper discusses a new and entirely different synthesis of new types of organosulfur derivatives of metal carbonyls with metal-sulfur bonds. These new compounds have been obtained by thermal or photochemical decarbonylation of compounds of general formula CH3S(CH2)nM(CO)x(C5H5) (n = 1, 2 or 3; M= Fe [x = 2, y = 1], or Mn [x = 5, y = 0] without metal-sulfurybonds. These sulfur-containin or M [5,]) g y transition metal alkyl derivatives, none of which has been previously reported, may in turn be obtained from metal carbonyl anions and the chloroalkyl methyl sulfides CH3S(CH2)nCl.


Metal Carbonyl Molybdenum Atom Methyl Sulfide Acetylene Derivative Linkage Isomer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    KING, R. B., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 85, 1587 (1963), and references to previous work from various research groups cited therein.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    DAVISON, A., EDELSTEIN, N., HOLM, R.H. and MAKI, A. H., In — organic Chemistry, in press.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    SCHRAUZER, G. N., and MAYWEG, V., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 84, 3221 (1962).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    PIPER, T. S., and WILKINSON, G., J. Inorg. Nuc1. Chem., 3, 104 (1955).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    COUSINS, M., and GREEN, M. L. H., J. Chem. Soc. (London), 1963, 889.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Complexes III and IV may possibly be regarded as derivatives of the unsaturated sulfonium ion H2 C= S±CH3 where the carbon -sulfur double bond is π — bo nded to the transition metal like a car bon -c arbo n double bond.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    FISCHER, E. O., and ÖFELE, K., Ber., 91, 2395 (1958).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    KING, R. B., TREICHEL, P. M., and STONE, F. G. A., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 83, 3600 (1961).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    GREEN, M. L. H., and NAGY, P. L. I., J. Organometal. Chem., 1, 58 (1963).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    TREICHEL, P. M., MORRIS, J. H., and STONE, F. G. A., J. Chem. Soc. (London), 1963, 720.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. King
    • 1
  • M. B. Bisnette
    • 1
  1. 1.Mellon InstitutePittsburgh 13PennsylvaniaUSA

Personalised recommendations