Synthesis and Crystal Structure of the Tetranuclear Copper(I) Complex[Cu_4I_4(MPTQ)_2] with a N, S, N'-Tridentate Ligand(MPTQ=8-((2-Pyridylmethyl)thio)quinoline)
Copper(I) iodide reacts with 8-((2-pyridylmethyl)thio)quinoline (MPTQ) to give the tetranuclear cluster complex [Cu<SUB>4</SUB>I<SUB>4</SUB>(MPTQ)<SUB>2</SUB>] which has been structurally characterized, showing that the Cu<SUB>4</SUB>I<SUB>4</SUB> core exists in a distorted chair-like structure with four copper atoms forming parallelogram which is bridged by iodine atoms on each short sides, by S, N-MPTQ on each long sides and with two additional iodine atoms face-bridging sets of three copper atoms on opposite sides of the parallelogram.
- Chemistry letters
Chemistry letters 1997(8), 821-822, 1997-08
The Chemical Society of Japan