Spectroscopic and structural studies of complexes of the fac-[Re(N∩N)(CO)3L]n+ type (N∩N = 2-(2-pyridyl)benzothiazole; L = Cl, Br, CF3SO3-, CH3CN)

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

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The reaction of [Re(CO)5X] (where X = Cl or Br) with the bidentate imine donor ligand 2-(2-pyridyl)benzothiazole (N∩N) afforded complexes of the type fac-[Re(N∩N)(CO)3X] (1, X = Cl; 2, X = Br). Dehalogenation of complex 1 or 2 was realized by reaction with silver trifluoromethanesulfonate (silver triflate) to give 3; subsequent reaction of 3 with acetonitrile gave [Re(N∩N)(CO)3(CH3CN)][CF3 SO3-].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 19 2001


  • 2-(2-Pyridyl)benzothiazole
  • Crystal structures
  • Organometallic complexes
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tricarbonylrhenium(I) core

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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