Silver(I) methanesulfonate complexes containing diphosphine ligands: Spectroscopic and structural characterization

C. Pettinari, J. Ngoune, A. Marinelli, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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1:1 and 2:1 adducts of diphosphine ligands R2P(R′)nPR2 (dppm: R = Ph, R′ = CH2, n = 1; dppe: R = Ph, R′ = CH2, n = 2; dppp: R = Ph, R′ = CH2, n = 3; dppb: R = Ph, R′ = CH2, n = 4; dppf: R = Ph, R′ = ferrocenyl, n = 1) with silver(I) methanesulfonate have been synthesized and characterized both in solution (1H, 31P NMR) and in the solid state (IR, single crystal X-ray structure analysis). The two different stoichiometries have been found to depend on the molar ratio of ligand to metal employed and the nature of the diphosphine ligand. In AgO3SMe:dppp,dppb (1:1)2, in the [Ag(P^P)2Ag] arrays, the silver atoms are also bridged by anion oxygen atoms, in disparate fashion commensurate with the different Agcdots, three dots, centeredAg distances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3225-3230
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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