As part of our interest on developing novel cooperative systems for catalysis we plan to investigate small molecule activation in bimetallic complexes that rely on the cooperation of the two metals. In this line, we are currently investigating with Prof. Carmona the structure and reactivity of dimolybdenum complexes that present a quadruple metal-metal bond, a research avenue that he has deeply explored over the last years. We have very recently disclosed several intriguing reactivity patterns that require the presence of the two metals in close proximity. In addition, we are exploring the possibility of using the Mo2 core as a robust fragment to stabilize multimetallic structures for catalytic applications.
- Pérez-Jiménez, M.; Campos, J.; López-Serrano, J.; Carmona, E.* Reactivity of a trans-[H–MoMo–H] unit towards alkenes and alkynes: bimetallic migratory insertion, H-elimination and other reactions, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 9186.
- Curado, N.; Carrasco, M.; Campos, J.; Maya, C.; Rodríguez, A.; Ruiz, E.; Alvarez, S.; Carmona, E. An Unsaturated Four-Coordinate Dimethyl Dimolybdenum Complex with a Molybdenum-Molybdenum Quadruple Bond, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 194.