Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 618–629 | Cite as

Chalcogenido-Bridged Clusters by Reactions of Chalcogenostannate Salts

  • Christian Zimmermann
  • Christopher E. Anson
  • Stefanie Dehnen


Reactions of [enH]4[Sn2S6] or K6[Sn2Te6] with [Cp*CoCl]2 (Cp* = C5Me5), or [enH]4[Sn2Se6en (en = 1,2-diaminoethane) with [{CpFe(CO)2}2SnCl2] leads to the formation of three chalcogenido-bridged transition metal complexes via an unusual synthesis route. [(Cp*Co)3(μ 3-S)2] (1), [(Cp*Co)3(μ 3-Te)2] (2), and [{CpFe(CO)2}3{CpFe(CO)}Sn3Se4] (3) were structurally characterized by means of single-crystal X-ray diffractometry and represent previously unknown homologues of a selenium bridged analogue (1 or 2) or of Fe–S clusters (1 or 3). Compounds 1 and 2, together with the previously reported Se analogue, show a progression from a symmetrical closo-trigonal-bipyramidal structure to the square-pyramidal structure predicted by the Wade-Mingos Rules for a 50 electron cluster.


Chalcogenido-bridged clusters chalcogenostannates X-ray diffractometry 



The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support of their work by the German Science Foundation (DFG), as well as provision of analytical equipment by Prof. Dr. D. Fenske and Prof. Dr. A. Powell. We thank D. Müller for recording the mass spectra.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Christopher E. Anson
    • 1
  • Stefanie Dehnen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich ChemiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany

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