1)Complete the following reactions:
CpFe(CO)2Me + SO2(l) →
CpMn(CO)3 + PhCCPh →
Mn2(CO)10 + Na/Hg followed by C2H5I →
W(CO)5(CPh2) + PH3=CH2 →
2)Briefly give the mechanism for the decomposition of Rh(C2H5)(PR3)2(CO).
3)Which compound would you expect to be more stable, [Rh(η5-C5H5)2] or [Ru(η5-
C5H5)2]? Give a plausible explanation in terms of simple bonding concepts.
4)Predict reaction products for the reaction below. Show all intermediate product
formation, and illustrate reasoning.
[Cp2W(η3-C3H5)](2BF4) + 2 MeLi →
5)Predict the products of the following reaction:
Et-Re(CO)5 + CH3CN →