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Ligand influences on homoleptic Group 12 m-terphenyl complexes

Blundell, Toby J.; Hastings, Fiona R.; Gridley, Benjamin M.; Moxey, Graeme J.; Blake, Alexander J.; Lewis, William; Kays, Deborah L.

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Toby J. Blundell

Fiona R. Hastings

Benjamin M. Gridley

Graeme J. Moxey

Alexander J. Blake

William Lewis

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry


Three m-terphenyl ligands 2,6-Ar2C6H3 – [Ar = 2,6-Me2C6H3 (2,6-Xyl); 3,5-Me2C6H3 (3,5-Xyl); 2,3,4,5,6-Me5C6 (Pmp)] have been used to stabilise three series of two-coordinate Group 12 diaryl complexes; (2,6-Ar2C6H3)2M [M = Zn, Cd, Hg; Ar = 2,6-Xyl 1-3; 3,5-Xyl 4-6; Pmp 7-9], where differing steric demands on the metal centres are imparted. These are the first homoleptic d-block complexes featuring any of these ligands. Complexes 1-9 have been characterised in solution and the solid state; the analysis of structural changes produced by differences in ligand properties is reported. In particular, complexes 4-6 show smaller C–M–C bond angles and contain secondary ligand interactions that are not seen in the analogous complexes 1-3 and 7-9.


Blundell, T. J., Hastings, F. R., Gridley, B. M., Moxey, G. J., Blake, A. J., Lewis, W., & Kays, D. L. (2014). Ligand influences on homoleptic Group 12 m-terphenyl complexes. Dalton Transactions, 43,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 8, 2014
Deposit Date Oct 27, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2015
Journal Dalton Transactions
Print ISSN 1477-9226
Electronic ISSN 1477-9226
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
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