A comparison of the coordination of two linkage isomers of bis(1-methylthioimidazolyl)methane to zinc salts

Joshua Nunn, Intan Zahedi, Georg Bauer, Mairi F. Haddow, S. Nadiah Abdul Halim, Adrian Perez-Redondo, Gareth R. Owen

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Abstract

A structural comparison of the coordination chemistry of the two linkage isomeric forms of bis(1-methylthioimidazolyl)methane, [H2C(N-mt)(2)] (L-S), and [H2C(S-mt)(2)] (L-N) to a number of zinc complexes has been carried out. The complexes ZnX2LS and ZnX2LN (where X = Cl, Br and I) have all been prepared in good to high yields and have been characterised by spectroscopic and analytical methods. X-ray crystallography studies were also carried out on all of the newly prepared compounds, revealing kappa(2)-SS and kappa(2)-NN coordination modes for L-S and L-N containing complexes, respectively. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-468
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume365
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2011

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Nunn, J., Zahedi, I., Bauer, G., Haddow, M. F., Halim, S. N. A., Perez-Redondo, A., & Owen, G. R. (2011). A comparison of the coordination of two linkage isomers of bis(1-methylthioimidazolyl)methane to zinc salts. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 365(1), 462-468. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2010.08.027