Tetra-μ3-selen-ido-1:2:3κ3Se;1:2:4κ3Se;1:3:4κ3Se;2:3:4κ3Se-tetrakis-[(η5-methyl-cyclo-penta-dien-yl)molybdenum(III)](6 Mo-Mo)

IUCrdata. 2023 Aug 1;8(Pt 8):x230657. doi: 10.1107/S2414314623006570. eCollection 2023 Aug.


The title cluster compound, [Mo45-C5H4Me)43-Se)4], was synthesized from the reaction of [Mo(η5-C5H4Me)(CO)3]2 with grey selenium in refluxing xylene solution under a nitro-gen atmosphere. The complete cluster is generated by a crystallographic twofold axis and contains an Mo4Se4 cubane-like core surrounded by four η5-methylcyclo-pentadienyl ligands. In the core, the four molybdenum atoms are connected to each other to form a tetra-hedron, with a selenium atom capping each face. The Mo-Mo bond lengths vary from 2.9857 (5) to 3.0083 (3) Å and the Mo-Se separations range from 2.4633 (4) to 2.4693 (5) Å.

Keywords: crystal structure; molybdenum cluster; selenide ligand.