Received 23 April 2008
aUniversity of the Western Cape, Modderdam Road, Bellville, Cape Town 7535, South Africa,bDepartment of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa, and cSchool of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa
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The title compound, [WMoBr(C5H5)(CO)3], is built up from a pseudo-square-pyramidal piano-stool coordination around the Mo atom, the important geometry being Mo-W = 2.6872 (7) Å, W-Br = 2.5591 (9) Å and Mo-W-Br = 158.35 (3)°.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2003); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2003).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: DN2343 ).
The authors are grateful to the NRF, WSU and UWC for funding, and to Miss Lungelwa Dyantyi for assistance with the experimental work.
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