Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 38, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Ligand influences on homoleptic Group 12 m-terphenyl complexes

Author affiliations

Abstract

Three m-terphenyl ligands 2,6-Ar2C6H3 [Ar = 2,6-Me2C6H3 (2,6-Xyl); 3,5-Me2C6H3 (3,5-Xyl); 2,3,4,5,6-Me5C6 (Pmp)] have been used to stabilise three series of two-coordinate Group 12 diaryl complexes; (2,6-Ar2C6H3)2M [M = Zn, Cd, Hg, Ar = 2,6-Xyl 1–3, 3,5-Xyl 4–6, Pmp 7–9], where differing steric demands on the metal centres are imparted. These are the first homoleptic d-block complexes featuring any of these ligands. Complexes 1–9 have been characterised in solution and the solid state; the analysis of structural changes produced by differences in ligand properties is reported. In particular, complexes 4–6 show smaller C–M–C bond angles and contain secondary ligand interactions that are not seen in the analogous complexes 1–3 and 7–9.

Graphical abstract: Ligand influences on homoleptic Group 12 m-terphenyl complexes

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 03 Mar 2014, accepted on 03 Apr 2014, published on 08 Apr 2014 and first published online on 08 Apr 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00647J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 14257-14264
  •   Request permissions

    Ligand influences on homoleptic Group 12 m-terphenyl complexes

    T. J. Blundell, F. R. Hastings, B. M. Gridley, G. J. Moxey, W. Lewis, A. J. Blake and D. L. Kays, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 14257
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00647J

Search articles by author