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Inter-ligand reactions: in situ formation of new polydentate ligands

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Two ligands have been synthesized by derivatisation of cyanuric chloride: 6-(diethylamino)-2,4-disulfanyl-1,3,5-triazine (H2SSta) 1 and 6-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxo-4-sulfanyl-1,3,5-triazine (H2OSta) 2 have been characterised by X-ray crystallography, which shows intermolecular hydrogen bonding in the solid state, leading to dimers of 1 and ribbons of 2. On reaction with metal salts both ligands undergo oligomerisation reactions. Compound 1 reacts with nickel chloride to form a mononuclear complex, [Ni{(Sta)S(S2ta)}] 3. In 3 two triazine ligands have reacted, to form a tetradentate ligand in which two triazine rings are bridged by a sulfur group, with a co-ordinated disulfide group present on one ring and a co-ordinated thiolate on the second. Compound 2 reacts with cobalt(II) chloride to form a cage complex, [Co6NaO(OStaH)7{S(Ota)2}2(O2CPh)2(H2O)2] 4. This complicated structure contains two polydentate ligands formed by linking triazine groups through a bridging sulfur. The cage contains four cobalt(II) and two cobalt(III) sites which are assigned by bond length considerations. The compound [Co(OSta)3] 5 co-crystallises with 4, and its structure has also been determined.

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The article was received on 21 Feb 2000, accepted on 09 May 2000 and first published on 20 Jun 2000

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B001404O
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 2349-2356

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    Inter-ligand reactions: in situ formation of new polydentate ligands

    R. A. Coxall, S. G. Harris, D. K. Henderson, S. Parsons, P. A. Tasker and R. E. P. Winpenny, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 2349
    DOI: 10.1039/B001404O

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