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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Garima-
dc.contributor.authorBali, Sumit-
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Ajai K-
dc.contributor.authorDrake, John E-
dc.contributor.authorMacdonald, Charles L B-
dc.contributor.authorHursthouse, M B-
dc.contributor.authorLittle, M E-
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-23T11:19:16Z-
dc.date.available2006-03-23T11:19:16Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationInorganica Chimica Acta, 358(4), 912-918en
dc.identifier.urihttp://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1507-
dc.description.abstractTwo tellurium ligands 1-(4-methoxyphenyltelluro)-2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethane (L1) and 1-ethylthio-2-[2-thienyltelluro]ethane (L2) have been synthesized by reacting nucleophiles [4-MeO–C6H4Te−] and [C4H3S-2-Te−] with 2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethylchloride and chloroethyl ethyl sulfide, respectively. Both the ligands react with HgBr2 resulting in complexes of stoichiometry [HgBr2 · L1/L2] (1/4), which show characteristic NMR (1H and 13C 1H ). On crystallization of 1 from acetone–hexane (2:1) mixture, the cleavage of L1 occurs resulting in 4-MeOC6H4HgBr (2) and [RTe+→HgBr2]Br− (3) (where R = –CH2CH2OCH2CH2CH2-(2-(6-CH3–C5H3N))). The 2 is characterized by X-ray diffraction on its single crystal. It is a linear molecule and is the first such system which is fully characterized structurally. The Hg–C and Hg–Br bond lengths are 2.085(6) and2.4700(7) . The distance of four bromine atoms (3.4041(7)–3.546(7) ) around Hg (cis to C) is greater than the sum of van der Waal’s radii 3.30 . This mercury promoted cleavage is observed for an acyclic ligand of RArTe type for the first time and is unique, as there appears to be no strong intramolecular interaction to stabilize the cleavage products. The 4 on crystallization shows the cleavage of organotellurium ligand L2 and formation of a unique complex [(EtS(CH2)2SEt)HgBr(μ-Br)Hg(Br)(μ-Br)2Hg(Br)(μ-Br)BrHg(EtS(CH2)2SEt)] · 2HgBr2 (5), which has been characterized by single crystal structure determination and 1H and 13C 1H NMR spectra. The elemental tellurium and [C4H3SCH2]2 are the other products of dissociation as identified by NMR (proton and carbon-13). The cleavage appears to be without any transmetalation and probably first of its kind. The centrosymmetric structure of 5 is unique as it has [HgBr3]− unit, one Hg in distorted tetrahedral geometry and one in pseudo-trigonal bipyramidal one. The molecule of 5 may also be described as having [(EtSCH2CH2SEt)HgBr]+ [HgBr3]− units, which dimerize and co-crystallize with two HgBr2 moieties. There are very weak HgBr interactions between co-crystallized HgBr2 units and rest of the molecule. [Hg(3)–Br(1)/Hg(3)–Br(4) = 3.148(1)/3.216(1) ]. The bridging HgBr distances, Hg(2)–Br(4)′, Hg(2)′–Br(4) and Hg(1)–Br(2), are from 2.914(1) to 3.008(1) . Two tellurium ligands 1-(4-methoxyphenyltelluro)-2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethane (L1) and 1-ethylthio-2-[2-thienyltelluro]ethane (L2) have been synthesized by reacting nucleophiles [4-MeO–C6H4Te−] and [C4H3S-2-Te−] with 2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethylchloride and chloroethyl ethyl sulfide, respectively. Both the ligands react with HgBr2 resulting in complexes of stoichiometry [HgBr2 · L1/L2] (1/4), which show characteristic NMR (1H and 13C 1H ). On crystallization of 1 from acetone–hexane (2:1) mixture, the cleavage of L1 occurs resulting in 4-MeOC6H4HgBr (2) and [RTe+→HgBr2]Br− (3) (where R = –CH2CH2OCH2CH2CH2-(2-(6-CH3–C5H3N))). The 2 is characterized by X-ray diffraction on its single crystal. It is a linear molecule and is the first such system which is fully characterized structurally. The Hg–C and Hg–Br bond lengths are 2.085(6) and2.4700(7) . The distance of four bromine atoms (3.4041(7)–3.546(7) ) around Hg (cis to C) is greater than the sum of van der Waal’s radii 3.30 . This mercury promoted cleavage is observed for an acyclic ligand of RArTe type for the first time and is unique, as there appears to be no strong intramolecular interaction to stabilize the cleavage products. The 4 on crystallization shows the cleavage of organotellurium ligand L2 and formation of a unique complex [(EtS(CH2)2SEt)HgBr(μ-Br)Hg(Br)(μ-Br)2Hg(Br)(μ-Br)BrHg(EtS(CH2)2SEt)] · 2HgBr2 (5), which has been characterized by single crystal structure determination and 1H and 13C 1H NMR spectra. The elemental tellurium and [C4H3SCH2]2 are the other products of dissociation as identified by NMR (proton and carbon-13). The cleavage appears to be without any transmetalation and probably first of its kind. The centrosymmetric structure of 5 is unique as it has [HgBr3]− unit, one Hg in distorted tetrahedral geometry and one in pseudo-trigonal bipyramidal one. The molecule of 5 may also be described as having [(EtSCH2CH2SEt)HgBr]+ [HgBr3]− units, which dimerize and co-crystallize with two HgBr2 moieties. There are very weak HgBr interactions between co-crystallized HgBr2 units and rest of the molecule. [Hg(3)–Br(1)/Hg(3)–Br(4) = 3.148(1)/3.216(1) ]. The bridging HgBr distances, Hg(2)–Br(4)′, Hg(2)′–Br(4) and Hg(1)–Br(2), are from 2.914(1) to 3.008(1) .en
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dc.subjectTellurium ligandsen
dc.subject1-(4-Methoxyphenyltelluro)-2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethaneen
dc.subject1-Ethylthio-2-[2-thienyltelluro]ethaneen
dc.subjectMercury complexesen
dc.subjectDecompositionen
dc.subjectCrystal structuresen
dc.titleReactions of hybrid organotellurium ligands 1-(4-methoxyphenyl telluro)-2-[3-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)propoxy]ethane (L1) and 1-ethylthio-2-[2-thienyltelluro]ethane (L2) with mercury (II) bromide: formation of complexes and their decompositionen
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