Volume 21, Issue 35 p. 12376-12388
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Synthesis and Thorough Investigation of Discrete Organotin Telluride Clusters

Jens P. Eußner

Jens P. Eußner

Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35037 Marburg (Germany)

Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Materialwissenschaften (WZMW), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35037 Marburg (Germany)

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Ralph O. Kusche

Ralph O. Kusche

Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35037 Marburg (Germany)

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Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen

Corresponding Author

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen

Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35037 Marburg (Germany)

Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Materialwissenschaften (WZMW), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35037 Marburg (Germany)

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First published: 23 July 2015
Citations: 26

Graphical Abstract

Hybrid clusters: The first organo-functionalized tin telluride complexes were obtained by the treatment of R1SnCl3 with (Me3Si)2Te to produce [(R1Sn)4Te6] (R1=CMe2CH2C(Me)O). Structural and spectroscopic properties are presented along with a systematic experimental and theoretical study on the stepwise formation. Derivatization reactions at the R1 ligands provoked a rearrangement of the Sn/Te substructures into new architectures that may be viewed as intermediates on the way to Sn/Te polymers (see figure).

Abstract

Systematic experimental and theoretical investigations of reactions of R1SnCl3 (R1=CMe2CH2C(Me)O) with (Me3Si)2Te allowed for the stepwise formation and single-crystalline isolation of the first tin sesquitelluride clusters with functional organic ligands. Subsequent derivatization of the latter took place under reorganization of the inorganic core, affording clusters with complex hybrid architectures.