Solid-state synthesis of cluster compound [MoCu3OS3(PPh3)3(CH3COO)] with its structure, reactivity and optical non-linearities

Dong Xiang Zeng, Wei Ji, Wing Tak Wong, Wai Yeung Wong, Xin Quan Xin

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A novel acetate-containing cluster compound [MoCu3OS3(PPh3)J(CH3COO-)] was synthesized via a low-heating solid-state synthetic method. For the first time, the O-containing ligand was introduced into the Mo(W)-Cu(Ag)-S clusters with the O atoms acting as the coordinating atoms. The structure of this compound has been characterized by X-ray diffraction: space group P-1,Z=4,R=0.052,Rw=0.058. A series of reactions manifest the possible role of the binuclear structure of Cu(CH3COO)2H2O in the synthetic process as well as the relative weak affinity of the acetate group for Cu(I) compared with that of the halogen atoms. Z-scan measurements show that this compound exhibits interesting non-linear optical (NLO) effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Acetate complexes
  • Copper complexes
  • Crystal structures
  • Molybdemun complexes
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Sulfur complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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