Journal article

Acetic acid induced self-assembly of supramolecular compounds [Et4N](3)[(WS4Cu2)(2)(mu-CN)(3)]center dot 2MeCN and [PPh4][WS4Cu3(mu-CN)(2)]center dot MeCN from preformed clusters [A](2)[WS4(CuCN)(2)] (A = Et4N, PPh4)

JP Lang, CM Jiao, SB Qiao, WH Zhang, BF Abrahams

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2005

Abstract

Reactions of two preformed trinuclear W/Cu/S clusters, [A](2)[WS(4)(CuCN)(2)] (1: A = Et(4)N; 2: A = PPh(4)), with different concentrations of acetic acid in MeCN generate two interesting 2D polymeric clusters [Et(4)N](3)[(WS(4)Cu(2))(2)(mu-CN)(3)].2MeCN (3), and [PPh(4)][WS(4)Cu(3)(mu-CN)(2)].MeCN (4), respectively. Compound 4 can also be readily obtained in a high yield from the reaction of 2 with equimolar [Cu(MeCN)(4)]PF(6) in MeCN. These compounds have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectra, thermal analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. An X-ray analysis reveals that compound 3 retains the WS(4)Cu(2) cluster core, which serves as a 3-connecting node to link equiv..

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