Syntheis and structural characterization of cyclo-pentakis [bis(μ-trimethylsilylthiomethane)nickel(II)], [Ni(SCH2SiMe3)2]5, a pentametallic tiara structure

Bon Kweon Koo, Eric Block, Hyunkyu Kang, Shuncheng Liu, Jon Zubieta

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Reaction of (NEt4)2NiCl4 with HSCH2SiMe3 in acetonitrile yields lustrous dark brown crystals of [Ni(SR)2]5 (1). The structure of 1 consists of a nearly regular pentagon of Ni atoms, bridged by pairs of thiolate ligands and represents an unusual example of a pentametallic "tiara" structure. Crystal data: space group P21/c; a = 16.483(3), b = 22.219(4), c = 23.439(4) Å, β = 108.07(1)°, V = 8160.5(13) Å3; current R = 0.0611, based on 6246 reflections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1397-1399
Number of pages3
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1988


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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