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Mononuclear Sulfido-Tungsten(V) Complexes: Completing the Tp*MEXY (M = Mo, W; E = O, S) Series

Stephen Sproules, Aston A Eagle, Graham N George, Jonathan M White, Charles G Young

Inorganic Chemistry | American Chemical Society | Published : 2017


Orange Tp*WSCl2 has been synthesized from the reactions of Tp*WOCl2 with boron sulfide in refluxing toluene or Tp*WS2Cl with PPh3 in dichloromethane at room temperature. Mononuclear sulfido-tungsten(V) complexes, Tp*WSXY {X = Y = Cl, OPh, SPh, SePh; X = Cl, Y = OPh; XY = toluene-3,4-dithiolate (tdt), quinoxaline-2,3-dithiolate (qdt); and Tp* = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)borate} were prepared by metathesis of Tp*WSCl2 with the respective alkali metal salt of X–/XY2–, or [NHEt3]2(qdt). The complexes were characterized by microanalysis, mass spectrometry, electrochemistry, and infrared (IR), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and electronic absorption spectroscopies. The molecular st..

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Awarded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Ms. Sioe See Volaric for the mass spectrometric measurements and gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Research Council and the Royal Society of Chemistry for a J. W. T. Jones Travelling Fellowship Grant (S.S.). Research at the University of Saskatchewan is supported by a Canada Research Chair (G.N.G.) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada). This work is based in part on research conducted at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL). Use of the SSRL, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-ACO276SF00515. The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Program is supported by the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research and by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences.