Synthesis and crystal structure of an oxorhenium(V) complex containing a tridentate imidazole ligand

  • Zenixole R. Tshentu Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, P.O. Box 77000, Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa
  • Thomas I.A. Gerber Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, P.O. Box 77000, Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa
  • Peter Mayer Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians University, D-81377 München, Germany
Keywords: Oxorhenium(V), N, S, O-tridentate, Imidazole

Abstract

The reaction of equimolar amounts of (n-Bu4N)[ReOCl4] and 2-(1-ethanolthiomethyl)-1-methylimidazole (Htmi) in acetonitrile yielded cis-[ReOCl2(tmi)]. An X-ray diffraction study shows that tmiˉ coordinates as a uninegative N,S,O-tridentate ligand to give distorted octahedral geometry around the rhenium(V) ion. The three donor atoms occupy a triangular face in an octahedron, with the alcoholate oxygen coordinated trans to the oxo group. 

 

KEY WORDS: Oxorhenium(V), N,S,O-tridentate, Imidazole

 

 

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2007, 21(1), 75-81.

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