Inserting sulfur donor ligands in axial positions of an extended trinickel chain Academic Article uri icon


  • The stoichiometric reaction of [Ni3(dpa)4(CH3CN)2](PF6)2 (1) with NaSPh in dichloromethane, affords the linear trinuclear complex Ni3(dpa)4(SPh)2 (2) in good yield and excellent purity (dpa is the anion of 2,2′-dipyridylamine). This compound represents the first extended metal atom chain (EMAC) with sulfur-containing axial ligands and was characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction, elemental analysis, ESI-MS, UV-vis spectrum and magnetic susceptibility measurements. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Cotton, F. A., Murillo, C. A., & Wang, Q.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • September 2007