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Trithio-chloro molybdate [MoClS3]-: a versatile precursor for molybdenum trisulfido complexes.

Inorganic chemistry (2008-03-19)
Jun-ichi Ito, Yasuhiro Ohki, Masatoshi Iwata, Kazuyuki Tatsumi
ABSTRACT

The reaction of trithiomolybdate [PPh 4] 2[MoOS 3] ( 1) with 2 equiv of trimethylchlorosilane generated trithio-chloro molybdate [PPh 4][MoClS 3] ( 2) in high yield, by way of a siloxy complex [PPh 4][Mo(OSiMe 3)S 3] ( 3). This intriguing reaction provided us with a convenient entry into a series of mononuclear molybdenum trisulfido complexes, [PPh 4][MoS 3X] ( 4, X = Cp*; 6a, X = S (t) Bu; 6b, X = SPh; 6c, X = SMes (Mes = mesityl); 6d, X = STip (Tip = 2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl); 6e, X = SDmp (Dmp = 2,6-dimesitylphenyl); 7, X = NPh 2; 8a, X = O (t) Bu; 8b, X = OPh; 8c, X = OC(CH 2) (t) Bu; 8d, X = OC(CH 2)Ph), which were obtained by the reactions of 2 with the corresponding potassium salts. In a similar manner, a citrate complex [PPh 4][MoS 3(Me 3cit)] ( 9, Me 3cit = OC(CH 2CO 2Me) 2(CO 2Me)) was synthesized, which may model the molybdenum site of the nitrogenase FeMo-cofactor. The molecular structures of 2, 6c, 7, 8a, 8b, 8c, and 9 were determined by X-ray crystallography.

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Chlorotrimethylsilane solution, 1.0 M in THF
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Chlorotrimethylsilane, purified by redistillation, ≥99%
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Chlorotrimethylsilane, puriss., ≥99.0% (GC)
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Chlorotrimethylsilane, ≥98.0% (GC)
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Chlorotrimethylsilane, produced by Wacker Chemie AG, Burghausen, Germany, ≥99.0% (GC)