The electrochemical oxidation of a metallic anode (zinc or cadmium) in an acetonitrile solution of a series of arenephosphinothiol ligands, 2-(Ph2P)C6H4SH, 2-(Ph2P)-6-(Me3Si)C6H3SH, 2-(Ph2PO)-6-(Me3Si)C6H3SH, and PhP-(C6H4SH-2)2 [abbreviated RP-CSH)x, x = 1 or 2], affords [M(RP-S)2] and [M(RP-S2)], M = Zn, Cd. Adducts of several of these compounds with 1,10-phenanthroline and 2,2′-bipyridine have also been obtained by addition of these coligands to the electrolysis phase. The compounds obtained have been characterized by microanalysis, IR, UV-visible, FAB spectrometry and 1H, 31P NMR spectroscopic studies.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry