This work was supported by the National Science Foundation.
Synthesis and Structure of [Et2OZn(SC6H2tBu3)2], the First T-Shaped Zinc Complex†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1990 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 29, Issue 12, pages 1403–1404, December 1990
How to Cite
Power, P. P. and Shoner, S. C. (1990), Synthesis and Structure of [Et2OZn(SC6H2tBu3)2], the First T-Shaped Zinc Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 29: 1403–1404. doi: 10.1002/anie.199014031
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 1990
The stacking of aryl groups once again appears to be structure-determining. The title complex, which is accessible by reaction of [Zn(CH2SiMe3)2] with two equivalents of 2,4,6-tBuC6H2SH in the presence of Et2O, has an SZnS angle of ca. 160° and ZnS distances of only 2.196 Å. In contrast, the ZnO distance is relatively large and explains the ready cleavability of the ether ligands. Zinc thiolates are of interest as model complexes for zinc-containing proteins.