1.Synthesis, structures, and properties of 1,2,4,5-benzenetetrathiolate linked group 10 metal complexes.
Arumugam K1, Shaw MC, Chandrasekaran P, Villagrán D, Gray TG, Mague JT, Donahue JP. Inorg Chem. 2009 Nov 16;48(22):10591-607. doi: 10.1021/ic901257s.
Dimetallic compounds [(P-P)M(S(2)C(6)H(2)S(2))M(P-P)] (M = Ni, Pd; P-P = chelating bis(phosphine), 3a-3f) are prepared from O=CS(2)C(6)H(2)S(2)C=O or (n)Bu(2)SnS(2)C(6)H(2)S(2)Sn(n)Bu(2), which are protected forms of 1,2,4,5-benzenetetrathiolate. Selective monodeprotections of O=CS(2)C(6)H(2)S(2)C=O or (n)Bu(2)SnS(2)C(6)H(2)S(2)Sn(n)Bu(2) lead to [(P-P)Ni(S(2)C(6)H(2)S(2)C=O)] or [(P-P)Ni(S(2)C(6)H(2)S(2)Sn(n)Bu(2))]; the former is used to prepare trimetallic compounds [(dcpe)Ni(S(2)C(6)H(2)S(2))M(S(2)C(6)H(2)S(2))Ni(dcpe)] (M = Ni (6a) or Pt (6b); dcpe = 1,2-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)ethane). Compounds 3a-3f are redox active and display two oxidation processes, of which the first is generally reversible. Dinickel compound [(dcpe)Ni(S(2)C(6)H(2)S(2))Ni(dcpe)] (3d) reveals two reversible oxidation waves with DeltaE(1/2) = 0.66 V, corresponding to K(c) of 1.6 x 10(11) for the mixed valence species. Electrochemical behavior is unstable to repeated scanning in the presence of [Bu(4)N][PF(6)] electrolyte but indefinitely stable with Na[BArF(24)] (BArF(24) = tetrakis(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)borate), suggesting that the radical cation generated by oxidation is vulnerable to reaction with PF(6)(-).
2.Oxo complexes of osmium(IV) formed via dioxygen activation. X-ray structures of [OsX(dcpe)2]PF6 (X = Cl, Br), [OsCl(eta 2-O2)(dcpe)2]BPh4, and [OsCl(O)(dcpe)2]BPh4 (dcpe = 1,2-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)ethane).
Barthazy P1, Wörle M, Rüegger H, Mezzetti A. Inorg Chem. 2000 Oct 16;39(21):4903-12.
Dioxygen addition to the 16-electron complexes [OsX(P-P)2]+ (3) gives the dioxygen adducts [OsCl(eta 2-O2)(P-P)2]+ (3), which in turn react with HCl gas to give the novel osmium(IV) oxo complexes trans-[OsX(O)(P-P)2]+ (5) (X = Cl, Br; P-P = 1,2-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)ethane (dcpe), 1,2-bis(diethylphosphino)ethane (depe), 1,2-bis((2R,5R)-2,5-dimethylphospholano)benzene (Me-duphos)). The complexes [OsX(dcpe)2]+ (X = Cl, Br) (3) are studied by X-ray crystallography and are shown to have a "Y-shaped" coordination geometry in the equatorial plane. The X-ray structural analysis of [OsCl(eta 2-O2)(dcpe)2]+ (4a) reveals an exceptionally short O-O bond (1.315(5) A). trans-[OsCl(O)(dcpe)2]+ (5a), the first oxo complex of osmium(IV) investigated crystallographically, exhibits a long Os-O distance of 1.834(3) A. The reactivity of 4 and 5 as oxidants is described. The dioxygen complex 4a transfers one oxygen atom to PPh3 (to give Ph3PO) or oxidizes iodide ions to triiodide ions in the presence of anhydrous HCl.