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Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2008, Article ID 746058, 4 pages
Research Letter

Molybdenum and Tungsten Tricarbonyl Complexes of Isatin with Triphenylphosphine

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo 11566, Egypt
2Department of Chemistry, Scientific Departments, Girls' College of Education, P.O. Box 27104X, Riyadh 11417, Saudi Arabia

Received 9 July 2008; Accepted 26 August 2008

Academic Editor: Wolfgange Linert

Copyright © 2008 M. M. H. Khalil and F. A. Al-Seif. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Reaction of M ( C O ) 6 ; M = Mo or W with isatin in the presence of triphenylphosphine in THF under reduced pressure gave the tricarbonyl derivatives complexes [ M ( C O ) 3 ( i s a t H ) ( P P h 3 ) ] . The two complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, infrared, mass and 1 H NMR spectroscopy. The spectroscopic studies show that the two complexes exist in fac- and mer-isomers in solutions through exchange the CO group and P P h 3 . The Uv-Vis spectra of the complexes in different solvents were studied.