Electrochemical synthesis and crystal structure of (3-trimethylsilylpyridine-2-thiolato) copper(I), [Cu4(3-Me3Sipyt)4]

J. A. García-Vázquez, J. Romero, R. Castro, A. Sousa, D. J. Rose, J. Zubieta

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(3-Trimethylsilyl-pyridine-2-thiolato-S,N)copper(I), [Cu(3-Me3Sipyt)], was obtained by electrochemical oxidation of copper metal in an acetonitrile solution of the neutral ligand. The compound is tetrameric and the four copper atoms are arranged with distorted tetrahedral geometry, each copper atom being trigonally coordinated to one nitrogen and two sulfur atoms of three different ligands. Crystal data: I41/a, a=14.608(2), c=19.366(4) Å, V=4133(2), Å3,Z=4,Dcalc=1.581 g cm-3,R=0.0397 for 848 reflections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 30 1997


  • Copper complexes
  • Crystal structures
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Tetranuclear complexes
  • Thiolate complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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