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Monomeric, one- and two-dimensional networks incorporating (2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb building blocks

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The amine coordination of lead(II) has been examined through the preparation and structural analysis of Lewis base adducts of bis(thiolato)lead(II) complexes. Reaction of Pb(OAc)2 with 2,6-dimethylbenzenethiol affords (2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb (6) in high yield. The solubility of 6 in organic solvents allows for the preparation of the 1∶2 Lewis acid–base adduct [(2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb(py)2] (7), and 1∶1 adducts [(2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb(μ2-bipy)] (8) and [(2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb(μ2-pyr)] (9) (where py = pyridine, bipy = 4,4′-bipyridyl and pyr = pyrazine) from reaction with an excess of the appropriate amine. In contrast to 7, reaction of (C6H5S)2Pb (1) with pyridine afforded the 2∶1 adduct [(C6H5S)4Pb2(py)] (10). Compounds were characterized via elemental analysis, FT-IR, solution 1H and 13C{1H} (6) NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography (710). The structures of 79 show the thiolate groups occupying two equatorial positions and two amine nitrogen atoms occupying axial coordination sites, yielding distorted see-saw coordination geometries, or distorted trigonal bipyramids if an equatorial lone pair on lead is considered. The absence of intermolecular contacts in 7 and 8 result in monomeric and one-dimensional polymeric structures, respectively. Weak Pb⋯S intermolecular contacts in 9 result in the formation of a two-dimensional macrostructure. In contrast, the structure of 10, shows extensive intermolecular Pb⋯S interactions, resulting in five- and six-coordinate bonding environments for lead(II), and a complex polymeric structure in the solid state. This demonstrates the ability of the 2,6-dimethylphenylthiolate ligand to limit intermolecular lead–sulfur interactions, while allowing the axial coordination of amine Lewis base ligands.

Graphical abstract: Monomeric, one- and two-dimensional networks incorporating (2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb building blocks

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2004, accepted on 15 Sep 2004 and first published on 29 Sep 2004

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B410320C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2004,0, 3515-3520
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    Monomeric, one- and two-dimensional networks incorporating (2,6-Me2C6H3S)2Pb building blocks

    S. E. Appleton, G. G. Briand, A. Decken and A. S. Smith, Dalton Trans., 2004, 0, 3515
    DOI: 10.1039/B410320C

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