Exploring oxorhenium '3 + 1' mixed-ligand complexes carrying the S-benzyl-3-[(2-hydroxyphenyl)methylene]dithiocarbazate [ONS]/monothiol [S] donor set: Synthesis and characterization

Xiaoyuan Chen, Frank J. Femia, John W. Babich, Jon Zubieta

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The reaction of ReOCl3(PPh3)2 with the potentially tridentate ligand S-benzyl-3-[(2-hydroxyphenyl)methylene]dithiocarbazate ([ONS] donor set) and para-substituted benzenethiols [C6H4X-4-SH] (where X = H, F, Cl, Br and OCH3) in the presence of Et3N afforded a series of integrated '3 + 1' oxorhenium(V) complexes with general formula [ReO{η3-OC6H4-2-CH=N-N=C(SCH2Ph)-S}(η1-C6H4X-4-S)]. The molecular structure of [ReO{η3-OC6H4-2-CH=N-N=C(SCH2Ph)-S}(η1-C6H4F-4-S)] (4) was determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Complex 4 consists of a central oxorhenium(V) core with phenolic oxygen, azomethine nitrogen and thiol sulfur donor from the thiosemicarbazone Schiff base ligand and one sulfur donor from monothiol ligand completing a distorted square pyramidal environment. Crystal data for 4, C21H16FN2O2S3Re: orthorhombic, P212121, a = 5.6682(3), b = 11.6600(6), c = 31.697(2) Å, V = 2094.9(2) Å3, Z = 4. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 11 2000



  • Crystal structures
  • Dithiocarbazate complexes
  • Oxorhenium complexes

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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