Molecular structure and spectroscopic properties of [Co(Me 2dtc)2{(Ph2PO)2BF2}] (Me2dtc = N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate)

Kyohei Sakano, Syohei Yamaguchi, Takayoshi Suzuki, Yukinari Sunatsuki, Masaaki Kojima, Kazuo Kashiwabara

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Oxidation of a blue ethanolic mixture containing Co(BF4) 2·6H2O and PClPh2 by tetramethylthiuram disulfide afforded a red-colored complex having a cis-[CoIII(Me 2dtc)2(P)2] environment (Me2dtc - = N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate), although the yield was relatively low. Single-crystal X-ray crystallography revealed that the product was [Co(Me2dtc)2{(Ph2PO)2BF 2}] (1), where bis(diphenylphosphinito)difluoroborate was probably formed by hydrolysis of PClPh2 followed by reaction with BF 4- in ethanol. The same complex was also prepared by hydrolysis of cis-[Co(Me2dtc)2(PHPh2) 2]BF4 in a mixture of acetonitrile, methanol and water. The molecular structure and spectroscopic properties of complex 1 were compared with those of the corresponding Ph2POMe complex, cis-[Co(Me 2dtc)2(Ph2POMe)2]BF4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 2014


  • (Phosphinito)borate
  • Chlorodiphenylphosphine
  • Cobalt(III)
  • Crystal structure
  • Dithiocarbamate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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