Synthesis and characterization of a rare arsenic trithiolate with an organic disulfide linkage and 2-chloro-benzo-1,3,2-dithiastibole

Taimur A. Shaikh, Sean Parkin, David A. Atwood

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The synthesis and structural characterization of bis(2-(1,3,2-benzodithiarsol-2ylsulfanyl)-benzenesulfide) (1) and 2-chloro-benzo-1,3,2-dithiastibole (2) are reported. Both compounds contain a five-membered ring with sulfur bound to the central group 15 atom. In compound 1, the centroidal distance between each opposing arene is 3.819 Å. An alternating arene sandwich structure is created in the solid state with an intramolecular centroid distance between each set of stacked rings of 5.467 Å. Compound 2 is an example of a three coordinate antimony dithiolate. It does not possess any of the secondary interactions seen in 1. Compound 2 demonstrates trigonal bypyramidal geometry around the antimony if secondary interactions are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4167-4171
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF Grant 148-502-04-100). NMR instruments used in this research were obtained from the CRIF program of the National Science Foundation (CHE 997841) and from the Research Challenge Trust Fund of the University of Kentucky. Partial support from the Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment, University of Kentucky’s focal environmental research center, is acknowledged.


  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Thiolates
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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