Balázs, Gábor and Green, Jennifer C. and Scheer, Manfred (2006) Terminally Coordinated AsS and PS Ligands. Chemistry - A European Journal 12 (33), pp. 8603-8608.
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The terminal AsS and PS complexes [(N3N)W(ES)] (N3N=N(CH2CH2NSiMe3)3; E=P (3), As (4)) were synthesised by reaction of [(N3N)WAs] and [(N3N)WP], respectively, with cyclohexene sulfide. Both complexes present very short WE and ES bond lengths. The bonding was investigated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the fragment calculation method and natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. According to the fragment analysis, in which the complexes were separated in an ES and a (N3N)W fragment, the bonding in complexes 3, 4 and [(N3N)W(SbS)] (5) is realised over a set of two (1 and 2) and two degenerate molecular orbitals (MOs) (1 and 2). The 1 MO is a bonding MO extended over the Nax-W-E-S core, whereas the 2 MO is localised mainly on the E-S fragment. The 1 set is a E-S localised bonding molecular orbital, whereas the 2 set is in phase with respect to W-E but in antiphase with respect to E-S. Both methods indicate bond orders around two for both the ES and the WE bonds. The polarity of the complexes was examined by Hirshfeld charge analysis. This shows that complexes 3 and 4 are only slightly polarised, whereas 5 is moderately polarised toward the sulphur. As suggested by the computational results, the system in complexes 3-5 is best described by two three-centre four-electron bonds.
|Date:||5 September 2006|
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Anorganische Chemie > Chair Prof. Dr. Manfred Scheer|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||07 Jun 2010 12:54|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 22:29|