[M(R-dmet)(2)] bis(1,2-dithiolenes): a promising new class intermediate between [M(dMit)(2)] and [M(R,R '-timdt)(2)] (M=Ni, Pd, Pt)

M C Aragoni, M Arca, F A Devillanova, F Isaia, V Lippolis, A Mancini, L Pala, A M Z Slawin, J D Woollins

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Abstract

We report the first examples of metal dithiolenes belonging to the class [M(R-dmet)2] (R-dmet = formally monoreduced N-substituted thiazolidine-2,4,5-trithione; R = Et, M = Ni (1), Pd (2), Pt (3)]. A comparative spectroscopic, electrochemical, and density functional theory theoretical investigation indicates that [M(R-dmet)21 complexes show features intermediate between those of the dithiolenes belonging to the previously reported classes [M(R,R'-timdt)(2)) and [M(dmit)(2)] (R,R'-timdt = formally monoreduced N,N'-disubstituted imidazolidine-2,4,5-trithione; dmit = 2-thioxo-1,3-dithiole-4,5-dithiolato). UV-vis-near-IR spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry/ differential pulsed voltammetry measurements performed on 1 and 3 proved that the new dithiolenes are stable as neutral, monoanionic, and bianionic species and feature a near-IR electrochromic absorption falling at about 1000 and 1250 nm for neutral and monoanionic species, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9610-9612
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2005

Keywords

  • M(R,R'TIMDT)(2) METAL-DITHIOLENES
  • DISUBSTITUTED IMIDAZOLIDINE-2,4,5-TRITHIONE
  • NI
  • COMPLEXES
  • R,R'TIMDT
  • ABSORPTION
  • DYES

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