An unprecedented coordination mode of the tris(pyrazolyl)methane donor set in {[Ph 2(O)POCh 2C9(pz) 3Ag] 2(THF) 2}(BF 4) 2: κ 2- κ 1 bimetallic, N σN π

Daniel L. Reger, Radu F. Semeniuc, Burjor Captain, Mark D. Smith

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The structure of the compound {[Ph 2(O)POCH 2C(pz) 3Ag] 2(THF) 2}-(BF 4) 2 (pz = pyrazolyl ring) revealed a new coordination mode for the tris(pyrazolyl)methane donor set: two pyrazolyl rings bridging the same two silvers atoms using normal σ-type orbitals on the nitrogen donor atoms while the third pyrazolyl ring coordinates side-on to one of the silver atoms with a nitrogen-based π-type orbital. The dimeric arrangement is also supported by a weak silver-silver interaction. This bonding description is supported by Fenske-Hall molecular orbital calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2995-2997
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 2 2005
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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