A novel prismane cluster. Synthesis and crystal structure of a dimer of [(triphenylphosphine) copper(2-picoline)copper] oxotrithiomolybdenum, [Cu4Mo2S6][C6H53P]2(C6H7N)2O2· 2C6H7N

Yu Liu, Xin Quan Xin, Wing Tak Wong

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The prismane cluster [Cu4Mo2S6][(C6H5)3P]2(C6H7N)2O2· 2C6H7N has been prepared by the reaction of [NH4]2MoO2S2with CuBr and PPh3in 2-picoline. Its molecular structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2I/n with a = 12.149(2), b = 17.152(2), c = 15.793(2)Å, β = 105.40(2)°, and Z = 2. The X-ray structure (R; Ru= 0.046; 0.048) revealed a 12-atom Cu4Mo2S6prismane which can be envisaged as consisting of two MoOS3units connected on adjacent edges by two different groups, [C6H7NCu] and [(C6H5)3PCu].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Mo-Cu-S cluster
  • Prismane cluster
  • Synthesis
  • X-ray structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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