Document Type

Article

Abstract

Acid-mediated hydride reduction of tricarbonyl([eta]6-N-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydrocarbazole)chromium(0) affords either the cis-fused exo-hexahydrocarbazole chromium(0) complex {[Cr(C13H17N)(CO)3], (I)} exclusively, or a separable mixture of (I) and the endo-isomer {[Cr(C13H17N)(CO)3], (II)}, depending upon the choice of hydride donor. The conformations of the hexahydrocarbazole systems differ in the orientation of the indoline moiety with respect to the saturated hexahydrocarbazole rings. The isolation of the exo isomer is unusual, as this complex arises via reaction at the sterically more hindered endo face of the coordinated ligand.

Publication Date

January 1998

ISSN

0108-2701

Publication Title

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications

First Page

1825

Last Page

1827

DOI

10.1107/S0108270198009561

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