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Methylsulfanyl-Stabilized Rotamers of Cobalt Bis(dicarbollide)

Methylsulfanyl-Stabilized Rotamers of Cobalt Bis(dicarbollide)
Oleg A. Filippov, Fabrizia Fabrizi de Biani, Ivan A. Godovikov, Igor B. Sivaev, Svetlana A. Erokhina, Kyrill Yu. Suponitsky, Alexander O. Chizhov, Sergey A. Anufriev, Maddalena Corsini
Methylsulfanyl derivatives of cobalt bis(dicarbollide), [8,8′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2]–, [4,4′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2]–, and [4,7′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2]–, were synthesized through the reactions of CoCl2 with [10-MeS-7,8-C2B9H11]– and [9-MeS-7,8-C2B9H11]– in strong alkaline aqueous media. The 4,4′-(rac) and 4,7′-(meso) isomers were separated by column chromatography as the tetrabutylammonium salts. The structures of [Bu4N][8,8′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2], [Bu4N][4,4′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2], and [Bu4N][4,7′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2] were determined through single-crystal X-ray diffraction. In the solid state, the rotation of the two dicarbollide ligands with respect to each other is hampered by the formation of intramolecular CH···S(Me) hydrogen bonds between the ligands, and this results in the stabilization of definite rotamers, namely, the transoid conformation for the 8,8′ isomer and the gauche conformations for the 4,4′ and 4,7′ isomers. These data are in a good agreement with the results of quantum-chemical calculations.Methylsulfanyl derivatives of cobalt bis(dicarbollide), [Bu4N][8,8′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2], [Bu4N][4,4′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2], and [Bu4N][4,7′-(MeS)2-3,3′-Co(1,2-C2B9H10)2], are synthesized, and their X-ray structures are determined. The transoid (for the 8,8′ isomer) and gauche (for the 4,4′ and 4,7′ isomers) conformations are stabilized by intramolecular CH···S hydrogen bonds.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201700575

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