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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2015, Article ID 312963, 4 pages
Research Article

Solid State Structure of Bis[(bromo)(dicyclopentadienyl)vanadium(μ2-fluoro)][(bromo)(cyclopentadienyl)vanadium][tetrafluoroborate]

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 S. 1400 E., Room 2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, USA

Received 14 October 2015; Accepted 12 November 2015

Academic Editor: Mehmet Akkurt

Copyright © 2015 Lisa M. Chan et al. 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 new complex [V(C5H5)2Br]2(μ2-F)2[V(C5H5)Br]+[BF4] has been isolated from the reaction of vanadocene monobromide with the ferrocenium cation. The complex is a mixed valence compound composed of two V(IV) and one V(III) centers. The V(III) center has one cyclopentadienyl ligand in its coordination sphere, as well as a bromide and two fluoride ligands. Each fluoride ligand is also attached to one of the V(IV) centers, which additionally is coordinated by a bromide and two cyclopentadienyl ligands. The complex crystallizes in the monoclinic space group , with (10) Å, (2) Å, (2) Å, and (8)° at 150(1) K.