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Pentacarbonylhydridorhenium is a chemical compound with the formula ReH(CO)5. This colorless liquid is a weak acid and represents one of the most important derivatives of dirhenium decacarbonyl (Re2(CO)10). It is synthesized by treating a methanolic solution of bromopentacarbonylrhenium(I) (Re(CO)5Br) with zinc and acetic acid. 
Additional recommended knowledge
It is moderately sensitive to light: samples turn yellow due to the formation of the metal cluster Re3H(CO)14
At 100 °C, it decomposes to Re2(CO)10:
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