Synthesis and Dimer Cleavage Reactions of the N(2)S Thiolate Bridged Dimer [(mmp-dach)(2)Ni(2)]Cl(2).
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The facile synthesis of a monoderivatized N(2)S ligand based on the cyclic diamine diazacycloheptane provides a tridentate donor which coordinates nickel(II), yielding a dithiolate bridged nickel dimer with a hinge angle of 135.7 degrees and acute N-Ni-N bite angles of ca. 80 degrees. Dimer splitting occurs on reaction with iodoacetamide, producing an S-alkylated octahedral complex. Cyanide also cleaves the dimer, resulting in a cyanide-bound N(2)S square planar monomer with two nucleophilic sites, thiolate-S and cyanide-N. Molecular structures of the dimeric cation, [(mmp-dach)(2)Ni(2)]Cl(2), the iodoacetamide derivative, [(dtp-dach)Ni(MeCN)(2)]Cl(2), and an S-oxygenate, [(smp-dach)Ni(CN)], are reported.