Preparation of mercury-anthracene derivatives: π-π-stacking, Hg⋯Cl and Hg⋯π interactions in the X-ray crystal structure of polymeric 9-chloromercurioanthracene Academic Article uri icon


  • 9-Lithio-anthracene and 9,10-dilithioanthracene react with mercury(II)chloride in THF to afford 9-chloromercurio-anthracene (1) and 9,10-bis(chloromercurio)-anthracene (2), respectively. Compounds 1 and 2 have been characterized by 1H-, 13C- and 199Hg-NMR spectroscopy as well as by elemental analysis and CI mass spectrometry. The structure of 1 has been determined by X-ray crystallography. In the solid state, 1 forms polymeric chains that are cemented by concomitant π-π-stacking, Hg⋯Cl and Hg⋯π-system interactions. © 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tschinkl, M., Bachman, R. E., & Gabba, F. P.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Tschinkl, Martin||Bachman, Robert E||Gabbaı̈, François P

publication date

  • June 1999