Isolation of [{HB(Me2pz)3}MoO2(OC6H4S)]2, a binuclear Mo(VI) complex containing a disulfide bond

Sue A. Roberts, Gary P. Darsey, W. E. Cleland, John H. Enemark

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Aerial recrystallization of the mononuclear molybdenum(V) complex {HB(Me2pz)3}MoO(OC6H4-o-S) produced the novel binuclear Mo(VI) complex [{HB(Me2pz)3}MoO2(OC6H4- o-S)]2 which contains a disulfide bond. The dimer crystallizes as the dioxane solvate in the space group C2/c with cell parameters a=23.46(2), b=11.100(4), c=21.571(8) Å, β=104.23(4)°, Z=4. Final Rw=0.062 (2236 reflections with Fo>3σ(Fo), 301 variable parameters). The dimer contains two crystallographically identical distorted octahedral MoO22+ centers. One face of each octahedron is occupied by two oxo ligands and a phenolate oxygen atom; the opposite face is occupied by three nitrogens of the HB(Me2pz)3- ligand. The two Mo(VI) centers of the dimers are linked by a disulfide bond formed upon oxidation of the 2-mercaptophenolate ligand of the original molybdenum(V) compound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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