A solvated zinc analogue of the calomel-dication

Hung Banh, Christian Gemel, Rüdiger W. Seidel, Roland A. Fischer

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The synthesis and characterisation of the solvent-stabilized salt [Zn2(THF)6]2+[BAr4F]2- (1) is presented, which features the dizinc dication [Zn2]2+ as an analogue of the calomel dication [Hg2]2+. The labile tetrahydrofuran (THF) solvate molecules of 1 can be readily substituted by other ligands. Reaction with the strong donor ligand PMe3 (Me = CH3) leads to the Zn(ii) complex [Zn(PMe3)4]2+[BAr4F]2- by disproportionation, while the π-acceptor-ligand phenylisocyanide (PhNC) gives the substitution product [Zn2(PhNC)6]2+[BAr4F]2- (2) with an intact Zn-Zn bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2170-2172
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - 7 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


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