Received 15 March 2010
The structure of the title compound, [Fe(C27H26O2P2)(CO)2], exhibits a distorted tetrahedral coordination [bond angle range = 96.31 (12)-119.37 (4)°], comprising two P-atom donors from the chelating 1,3-bis[(diphenylphosphanyl)oxy]propane ligand [Fe-P = 2.1414 (10) and 2.1462 (10) Å] and two carbonyl ligands [Fe-C = 1.763 (4) and 1.765 (3) Å].
For a related carbonylation reaction, see: Klein et al. (2003). For general background to metal complexes with the 1,3-bis[(diphenylphosphino)oxy]propane ligand, see: Pandarus et al. (2008); Xu et al. (2009).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1997); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1997); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZS2034 ).
We gratefully acknowledge support by NSF China (No. 20872080/20772072).
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