Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Dioxomolybdenum(VI) Complexes with ONS-Donor Ligands

  • Ngui Khiong Ngan
  • Chee Seng Wong
  • Kong Mun Lo
Original Paper


Three dioxomolybdenum complexes namely dioxo(5-chlorosalicylaldehyde thiosemicarbazonato) dimethylsulfoxide molybdenum(VI) (C1), dioxo(5-chlorosalicylaldehyde 2-ethylthiosemicarbazonato) dimethylsulfoxide molybdenum(VI) (C2) and dioxo(5-chlorosalicylaldehyde N-phenylthiosemicarbazonato) dimethylsulfoxide molybdenum(VI) (C3) were prepared. The compounds all crystallize in the triclinic space group P-1 with a = 7.3184(3) Å, b = 7.5035(3) Å, c = 14.9713(6) Å, α = 85.005(2)°, β = 85.616(2)°, γ = 66.987(2)° for C1, a = 8.2339(1) Å, b = 10.1739(1) Å, c = 10.4017(1) Å, α = 78.486(1)°, β = 89.312(1)°, γ = 81.730(1)° for C2, a = 7.0591(1) Å, b = 9.5603(1) Å, c = 14.5762(2) Å, α = 76.280(1)°, β = 81.351(1)°, γ = 81.985(1)° for C3. In general, the overall geometry of these complexes can be regarded as a distorted octahedron with the tridentate thiosemicarbazonato ligands (L2−) bonded to the MoO2 2+ core, with the imine nitrogen, phenoxyl oxygen, sulfur atom and one of the terminal oxygen atoms of the dioxomolybdenum occupying the equatorial position. The sixth coordination site is occupied by the dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) solvent molecules. The adjacent molecules of C1 are linked by N–H···N intermolecular hydrogen bonding, forming polymeric chains that run parallel to the bc plane. On the other hand, C2 is a discrete molecule while the molecules of C3 associate via weak N–H···O hydrogen bonding interaction to form a polymeric chain that runs along the a-axis.

Graphical Abstract

Crystal Structures Study of The Thiosemicarbanone Dioxomolybdenum(VI) Complexes.

C1 molecules are linked into a layer by N3–H2···N2 and N3–H1···O4 hydrogen bonds


Dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes Schiff base Hydrogen bond ONS donor atoms 



We wish to thank the University of Malaya (PS378/2010B and RG020/09AFR) for supporting this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ngui Khiong Ngan
    • 1
  • Chee Seng Wong
    • 1
  • Kong Mun Lo
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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