Synthesis and structural characterization of dimolybdenum(IV) and molybdenum(VI) complexes with trisbenzenethiolatophosphine ligands

Hua Fen Hsu, Wan Yu Peng, Zung Ying Li, Ru Rong Wu, Ju Hsiou Liao, Yu Wang, Yi Hung Liu, Minghuey Shieh, Ting Shen Kuo

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The synthesis and crystal structures of two high valent molybdenum complexes containing trisbenzenethiolatophosphine ligands, [Mo 2(PS3)2(PS3H)] (1) and [Mo(PS3″)2] (2), where PS3 = [P(C6H4-2-S)3]3-, PS3H = [P(C6H4-2-S)2(C6H 4-2-SH)]2-, and PS3″ = [P(C6H 3-3-Me3Si-2-S)3]3-, are described. Compound 1 is a dimeric Mo(IV) species containing three PS3 ligands with an uncoordinated thiol group. An intramolecular hydrogen bonding S-H⋯S was found in the structure. Two molybdenum ions are bridged by three thiolates. The geometry can be described as two pentagonal bipyramids sharing a triangle face formed by three bridging S atoms. Compound 2 is a Mo(VI) species binding with two tetradentate PS3″ ligands. The eight-coordinate molybdenum center adopts a dodecahedral geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2149-2154
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 30



  • P NMR
  • Dodecahedral geometry
  • Eight-coordinate
  • Molybdenum complexes
  • S-donor ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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