Dimethyltellurium(IV) derivatives with mixed 1,1-dithio ligands. Crystal structures of Me2Te[S2CNMe2][S2COEt] and Me2Te[S2CNEt2][S2COMe]

Canadian Journal of Chemistry (Impact Factor: 1.06). 02/2011; 77(7):1262-1273.


Mixed ligand derivatives of Me2TeLL'2, where L = N,N-dialkyl dithiocarbamate or O,O-alkylene dithiophosphate and L' = O-alkyl dithiocarbonate, have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, 1H, 13C, 31P, and 125Te NMR spectroscopy and infrared and Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. Me2Te[S2CNMe2][S2COEt], 8: P (no. 2), with cell parameters a = 10.073(3) Å, b = 10.139(2) Å, c = 9.108(2) Å, α = 92.36(2)°, β = 115.55(2)°, γ = 111.19(2)°, V = 760.7(4) Å3, Z = 2, R = 0.0343, Rw = 0.0296. Me2Te[S2CNEt2][S2COMe], 9: P21/c (no. 14) with cell parameters a = 9.881(4) Å, b = 17.671(3) Å, c = 10.149(4) Å, β = 113.65(3)°, V = 1623.3(10) Å3, Z = 4, R = 0.0567, Rw = 0.0514. The immediate environment about tellurium in both molecules is essentially that of a saw-horse structure in which the lone pair is apparently stereochemically active and occupying an equatorial position in a distorted trigonal bipyramid. The S-Te-S angles in the two molecules are 166.87(6)° and 162.0(1)° for 8 and 9, respectively. In both molecules, the Te—S bonds to the dithiocarbamate groups are slightly shorter than those to dithiocarbonates. The dithiocarbamate groups are oriented to give secondary interactions involving the apparently terminal sulfur atoms resulting in Te—S distances of 3.205(2) and 3.277(4) Å, respectively, in 8 and 9. However, only in 9 is there a similar Te—S distance of 3.346(5) Å involving the S2COMe group because in 8, the OEt group of S2COEt, rather than the terminal S atom, is oriented toward Te. Key words: structure, tellurium, methyl, dithiocarbamates, dithiocarbonates, dithiophosphates.

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