Synthesis, reactivity and solid-state structural studies of new phosphino copper(I) derivatives of hydrotris(3-methyl-2-thioxo-1-imidazolyl)borate

G.G. Lobbia, C. Pettinari, C. Santini, N. Somers, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Abstract

1:1:1 [(R3P)Cu(Tm)] (R = phenyl, cyclohexyl, m- and p-tolyl) or [(R ' Ph2P)Cu(Tm)] (R ' = methyl or ethyl) triorganophosphine copper(I) adducts, containing the anionic, potential S-3(-), face-capping ligand hydrotris(3-methyl-1-imidazolyl-2-thione)borate [Tm](-), were synthesised from K[Tm], CuCl and the corresponding P-donor. No phosphine adduct was obtained when tri-o-tolyl-, tribenzyl-phosphine, triphenylarsine and triphenylantimony were reacted with K[Tm] and CuCl, [Cu(Tm)](n) being the product obtained always, in strong excess of the phosphorus donor. The probably polynuclear [Cu(Tm)](n) is stable towards Hmimt (3-methyl-1-imidazoline-2-thione), NH3, CS2, H2O and CO; it reacts with pyridine (py) to yield the 1:1:1 adduct [(py)Cu(Tm)]. [Cu(Tm)](n) also reacts with H2O2 yielding the poorly soluble derivative [Cu(mimt)](n) upon breaking of the B-N bond in the azolyl-borate ligand. All of the complexes synthesised were characterised through analytical and spectral OR, H-1 and P-31 NMR) measurements. The solid-state structures of [(m-tolyl(3)P)Cu(Tm)] and [(p-tolyl(3)P)Cu(Tm)] show the copper atoms to be tetracoordinate with the donor [Tm] behaving as an S-3(-), face-capping ligand. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume319
Issue numbern/a
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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