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Morphological variation in self-assembled copper(I) paddle-wheel complexes

Constable, EC; Elder, SM; Palmer, CA; Raithby, PR; Tocher, DA; (1996) Morphological variation in self-assembled copper(I) paddle-wheel complexes. INORG CHIM ACTA , 252 (1-2) 281 - 291.

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Abstract

The preparation of the two 4-alkyl-2(1H) pyridinethione ligands mpySH and epySH is described. The coordination behaviour of these ligands with copper(I) is reported. In general the patterns of reactivity resemble those of 2(1H)pyridinethione itself. A variety of dinuclear complexes is described together with the structural characterisation of the paddle-wheel complexes [Cu-6(mpyS)(6)] (space group P (1) over bar, a=9.392(2), b=9.642(2), c=11.527(2) Angstrom, alpha=80.79(2), beta=87.66(2), gamma=86.31(2)degrees) and [Cu-6(epyS)(6)]. 2H(2)O (space group P (1) over bar, a=11.131(4), b=11.929(4), c=11.992(4) Angstrom, alpha=109.94(1), beta=106.61(1), gamma=109.33(1)degrees). Although the gross paddle-wheel structure is similar in each case, the variation of the substituent results in significant variation in the geometry of the hexanuclear cluster.

Type:Article
Title:Morphological variation in self-assembled copper(I) paddle-wheel complexes
Keywords:crystal structures, copper complexes, mercaptopyridine complexes, paddle-wheel complexes, cluster complexes, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES, METALLOSUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE, HELICAL COMPLEXES, OLIGOPYRIDINES, DERIVATIVES, LIGANDS
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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