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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2014, Article ID 495845, 4 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Molecular Structure of cis-Tetracarbonyl[N-(diphenylphosphino-kP)-naphthalen-1-yl-P,P-diphenylphosphinous amide-kP]chromium(0)

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, Madinah 30002, Saudi Arabia

Received 4 January 2014; Accepted 3 March 2014; Published 24 March 2014

Academic Editor: Paul R. Raithby

Copyright © 2014 Harbi Tomah Al-Masri. 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.


The reaction of N,N-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)naphthylamine C10H7-1-N(PPh2)2 with (C5H10NH)2Cr(CO)4 (1 : 1 molar ratio) in dichloromethane afforded cis-[Cr(CO)4 C10H7-1-N(PPh2)2 ] (1). This complex was crystallized in the monoclinic space group P21/n. The structure was solved by direct methods and refined by full-matrix least squares techniques to an factor of 0.0313 for 6488 observed reflections. The Cr-metal is coordinated by four terminal CO molecules and a P,P′-bidentate N,N-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)naphthylamine ligand in a distorted octahedral array. The N-atom adopts a planar geometry with the two P-atoms and C-atom attached to it. The four-membered metallacycle ring P2CrN is nearly planar.