Structural systematics of the {ReO}3+ core with '3 + 2' ligand donor sets

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

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The reactions of [ReOCl3(PPh3)2] with the appropriate tridentate and bidentate ligands provide a facile route for the synthesis of a diverse family of compounds of the {Re(V)O}3+ core with a '3 + 2' ligand set. The structural prototype for the series is [ReO{OCH2CH2SCH2CH2O}{OCH2CH2SCH2CH2OH}] (1) which exhibits distorted octahedral geometry, defined by the two oxygen and sulfur donors of the tridentate ligand in a facial arrangement, the oxygen and sulfur donors of the bidentate ligand, and the oxo-donor. Compounds 2-5 are variants of the type [ReO(OCH2CH2SCH2CH2O)(S /\ N)] where S /\ N is a bidentate ligand of the mercaptopyridine or mercaptopyrimidine class. Similarly, compounds 6-17 are of the type [ReO(OCH2CH2-NRCH2CH2O)(S /\ N)] with the same bidentate ligands as for 2-5 and R = -CH3, -CH2CH3, -CH2CH2CH2CH3, and -C(CH3)3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-470
Number of pages9
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - Apr 30 2000


  • Crystal structures
  • Oxo complexes
  • Rhenium complexes
  • Sulfur ligand complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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