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Studies on the synthesis and electrochemistry of crown ether dithiocarbamates and the molecular dynamics of bis(aza-15-crown-5)thiuram disulphide. Crystal structure of cobalt tris[(aza-15-crown-5)dithiocarbamate]

Abstract

Reaction of aza-15-crown-5 (1,4,7,10-tetraoxa-13-azacyclopentadecane) with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide yields sodium (aza-15-crown-5)dithiocarbamate (sodium 1,4,7,10-tetraoxa-13-azacyclopentadecane-13-carbodithioate), (1). 4′-Aminobenzo-15-crown-5 (15-aminobenzo-1,4,7,10,13-pentaoxacyclopentadecane) forms the corresponding dithiocarbamate (2). Oxidative dimerization of compound (1) yields bis(aza-15-crown-5)thiuram disulphide [13,13′-(1,4-dithioxo-2,3-dithiabutane-1,4-diyl)di(1,4,7,10-tetraoxa-13-azacyclopentadecane)], (3), in contrast (2) decomposes under the same conditions to 4′-isothiocyanatobenzo-15-crown-5. The energy barrier to rotation about the S2C–N bond of compound (3), ΔG= 65.3 ± 0.5 kJ mol–1, as measured by 13C-{1H} and 1H dynamic n.m.r. spectroscopy. When 2 equivalents of NaBPh4 are present ΔG falls to 54.5 ± 0.5 kJ mol–1. Complexes of the crown ether dithiocarbamates with Ni, Cu, Cr, Fe, Co, and Mo have been prepared and their electrochemistry investigated. Small shifts in the values of E½ were observed in the presence of alkali-metal cations. The molecular structure of cobalt tris[(aza-15-crown-5)dithiocarbamate] has been determined by X-ray crystallography.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/DT9900000605
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1990, 605-614

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    Studies on the synthesis and electrochemistry of crown ether dithiocarbamates and the molecular dynamics of bis(aza-15-crown-5)thiuram disulphide. Crystal structure of cobalt tris[(aza-15-crown-5)dithiocarbamate]

    J. Granell, M. L. H. Green, V. J. Lowe, S. R. Marder, P. Mountford, G. C. Saunders and N. M. Walker, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1990, 605
    DOI: 10.1039/DT9900000605

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