Group 11 metal complexes of mesocyclic thioether-aminophosphonites, (-OC10H6)

TitleGroup 11 metal complexes of mesocyclic thioether-aminophosphonites, (-OC10H6)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPunji, B, Mague, JT, Balakrishna, MS
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Date PublishedFEB
Type of ArticleArticle

Group 11 metal complexes of the mesocyclic thioether aminophosphonites [-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-]PNC4H8E {2a: E = O; 2b: E = NMe; IUPAC names: 4-(dinaphtho[2,1-d:1′,2′-g][1,3,6,2]dioxathiaphosphocin-4-yl)morpholine (2a), 1-(dinaphtho[2,1-d:1′,2′-g][1,3,6,2]dioxathiaphosphocin-4-yl)-4-methylpiperazine (2b)} are reported. Thioether aminophosphonites 2a and 2b react with CuX (X = Cl, Br, and I) in a 1:1 molar ratio to give the tricoordinate, dimeric complexes [{[{-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-}PNC4H8E-κP]Cu(μ-X)}2] (4a: E = O, X = Cl; 4b: E = NMe, X = Cl; 5a: E = O, X = Br; 5b: E = NMe, X = Br; 6a: E = O, X = I; 6b: E = NMe, X = I), whereas with 2:1 molar ratios monomeric complexes of the type[{[-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-]PNC4H8O-κP}2CuX] (7a: E = O, X = Cl; 7b: E = NMe, X = Cl; 8a: E = O, X = Br; 8b: E = NMe, X = Br; 9a: E = O, X = I; 9b: E = NMe, X = I) are obtained in excellent yield. The P,S-chelated cationic complexes[{[-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-]PNC4H8E-κP,κS}2Cu]BF4 (10a: E = O; 10b: E = NMe) are obtained when 2a and 2b are treated with half an equivalent of [(MeCN)4Cu]BF4. Similarly, thesilver complexes [{[{-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-}PNC4H8E-κP,κS]AgCF3SO3}2] (11a: E = O: 11b: E = NMe) and [{[-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-]PNC4H8E-κP,κS}Ag(PPh3)]CF3SO3 (12a: E = O; 12b: E = NMe) are synthesized by the treatment of thioether aminophosphonites 2a and 2b with AgOTf and [Ag(PPh3)][OTf], respectively. Reactions of 2a and 2b with [AuCl(SMe2)] produce the simple monomeric gold(I) complexes [{[-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-]PNC4H8E-κP}AuCl] (13a: E = O; 13b: E = NMe). The iodo derivatives [{[-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-]PNC4H8E-κP}AuI] (14a: E = O; 14b: E = NMe) are obtained by the halide-exchange reaction of 13a and 13b with CuI at room temperature. The structures of complexes 5a, 7a, 8a, 13a, 13b, and 14a are confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. In all of these complexes, the sulfur atom in the mesocyclic ring shows coordinative interaction towards the phosphorus atom, and in 5a, 7a, 8a, and 14a towards the metal center as well. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2007)

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