Construction of new heteroselenometallic clusters: Formation of crownlike [Et4N]4[(μ5-WSe4)(CuI) 5(μ-I)2] and octahedral polymeric [(μ6- WSe4)Cu6I4(py)4]n from planar [Et4N]4[(μ4-WSe4)Cu ...

Qian Feng Zhang*, Zhan Yu, Jihai Ding, Yinglin Song, Alexander Rothenberger, Dieter Fenske, Wa Hung Leung

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Full title: Construction of new heteroselenometallic clusters: Formation of crownlike [Et4N]4[(μ5-WSe4)(CuI) 5(μ-I)2] and octahedral polymeric [(μ6- WSe4)Cu6I4(py)4]n from planar [Et4N]4[(μ4-WSe4)Cu 4I6] with additional faces. The coplanar cluster compound [Et4N] 4[(μ4-WSe4)Cu4I6] (1) was prepared from reaction of [Et4N]2[WSe4] with 4 equiv of CuI in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) solution in the presence of [Et4N]I. Treatment of 1 with pyridine (py) in dry MeCN gave the neutral cluster [(μ4-WSe4)Cu4(Py) 6I2] (2) in good yield. Recrystallization of 1 from py/i-PrOH resulted in the reorganization of the coplanar WSe4Cu 4 core and the formation of a neutral polymeric cluster [(μ3-WOSe3)Cu3(py)3(μ-I)] n (3) containing a nest-shaped OWSe3Cu3 core and a terminal W=O bond. The interaction of cluster 1 with excess PPh 3 in CH2Cl2 gave [(μ3-WSe 4)Cu3(PPh3)33-I)] (4) which has a cubanelike SeWSe3Cu3I core. Treatment of 1 with 1 equiv of CuI in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) yielded [Et4N] 4[(μ5-WSe4)(CuI)5(μ-I) 2] (5) which has a crownlike core structure. Treatment of 1 in DMF with 2 equiv of CuI in the presence of py resulted in the formation of a two-dimensional polymeric cluster, [(μ6-WSe4)Cu 6I4(Py)4]n (6), consisting of an octahedral WSe4Cu6 repeating unit. The solid-state structures of clusters 3, 5, and 6 have been further established by X-ray crystallography. The nonlinear optical properties of 6 have been also investigated. Cluster 6 was found to exhibit good photostability and a large optical limiting effect with the limiting threshold being ca. 0.3 J cm -2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5187-5195
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume45
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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