Functionalised trimethylsilyl reagents in cluster synthesis: Reactions of Ph2P(S)SSiMe3 with group 11 salts

Maryam Shafaei-Fallah, Christopher E. Anson, Dieter Fenske*, Alexander Rothenberger

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A series of complexes, ranging from the small cluster l/∞[Ag(Ph 2PS2)(dppe)] [dppe = 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)-ethane] to [Cu48S20(O tBu)2(Ph2PS2)2(dppm -)4(dppm)4] [dppm = 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino) methane] (the largest Cu cluster containing phosphinodithioato ligands), has been synthesised. The structural evidence presented here indicates that in these reactions initially small cyclic aggregates or one-dimensional coordination polymers are formed. The growth of these intermediates to larger aggregates can take up to several months and could proceed via cationic intermediates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2300-2304
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 7 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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