Tris(dithiolene) Chemistry: A Golden Jubilee

Sproules, S. (2014) Tris(dithiolene) Chemistry: A Golden Jubilee. In: Karlin, K.D. (ed.) Progress in Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 58. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 1-144. ISBN 9781118792797 (doi: 10.1002/9781118792797.ch01)

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This chapter focuses on the history and evolution of tris(dithiolene) chemistry. Attaching the dithiolene ligands to metal ions is rather trivial in comparison to the synthesis of the ligands themselves. The vast majority of tris(dithiolene) complexes are prepared from combining the correct stoichiometric ratio of free dithiol or dialkali dithiolate with an appropriate metal reagent, principally metal chlorides. Alternative methods include transmetalation and alkyne reduction by a metal sulfide. The chapter discusses the electrochemistry, magnetometry and spectroscopy of tris(dithiolene). A vast array of spectroscopic instrumentation have been employed to test, poke, and prod tris(dithiolenes) over the decades in order to unlock the intricacies of their molecular and electronic structure. The techniques range from vibrational and electronic absorption, to magnetic resonance and element specific probes (e.g., XAS and Mössbauer spectroscopy).

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sproules, Dr Stephen
Authors: Sproules, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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