Molybdocene dichloride is the organomolybdenum compound with the formula (η5-C5H5)2MoCl2 and IUPAC name dichlorobis(η5-cyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(IV), and is commonly abbreviated as Cp2MoCl2. It is a brownish-green air- and moisture-sensitive powder. In the research laboratory, it is used to prepare many derivatives.

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Molybdocene dichloride
Names
IUPAC name
dichlorobis(η5-cyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(IV)
Other names
molybdocene dichloride,
molybdenocene dichloride,
dichloridobis(cyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(IV)
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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ECHA InfoCard 100.159.644
  • InChI=1S/2C5H5.2ClH.Mo/c2*1-2-4-5-3-1;;;/h2*1-5H;2*1H;/q2*-1;;;+2/p-2
    Key: QGGWSCVAFKWITK-UHFFFAOYSA-L
  • InChI=1/2C5H5.2ClH.Mo/c2*1-2-4-5-3-1;;;/h2*1-5H;2*1H;/q2*-1;;;+2/p-2/r2C5H5.Cl2Mo/c2*1-2-4-5-3-1;1-3-2/h2*1-5H;/q2*-1;
    Key: QGGWSCVAFKWITK-OWLYHJECAX
  • [cH-]1cccc1.[cH-]1cccc1.Cl[Mo+2]Cl
Properties
C10H10Cl2Mo
Molar mass 297.04 g·mol1
Appearance greenish-brown powder
insoluble, moisture sensitive
Hazards
Safety data sheet (SDS) [1]
Related compounds
Related compounds
Ferrocene
Zirconocene dichloride
Vanadocene dichloride
Niobocene dichloride
Titanocene dichloride
Tantalocene dichloride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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