Unusual ligand coordination for cesium Article

cited authors

  • Bryan, JC; Kavallieratos, K; Sachleben, RA

abstract

  • When complexed by tetrabenzo-24-crown-8, the cesium ion can accommodate unprecedented ligation. The structures of the following complexes are presented. [Cs(tetrabenzo-24-crown-8)(η1-NCMe)2(η2-NCMe)][NO3] (1): triclinic P1̄, a = 12.0119(14) Å, b = 13.3680(15) Å, c = 13.7859(12) Å, α = 89,124(8)°, β = 66.928(9)°, γ = 71.536(10)°, V= 1916.7(4) Å3, Z = 2. [Cs(tetrabenzo-24-crown-8)(η1-NCMe)2(η2-CH2Cl2)][NO3] (2): triclinic, P1̄, a = 12.295(3) Å, b = 13.295(3) Å, c = 13.782(3) Å, α = 89.105(17)°, β = 66.096(18)°, γ = 71.980(19)°, V = 1929.5(8) Å3, Z = 2. These structures are the first reported examples of linear η2-acetonitrile coordination to any metal ion and the first structures illustrating η2-acetonitrile and dichloromethane ligation to an alkali metal ion. Possible steric and electronic origins of these unusual metal - ligand interactions are discussed.

publication date

  • April 3, 2000

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1568

end page

  • 1572

volume

  • 39

issue

  • 7