Synthesis and x-ray crystallographic characterization of [In(tsalen)(OAc)] (tsalen = N,N '-ethylenebis(thiosalicylideneimine))

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Sullivan, Michael T.
Senaratne, Nilmini K.
Eichhorn, David M.

Sullivan, Michael T.; Senaratne, Nilmini K.; Eichhorn, David M. 2016. Synthesis and x-ray crystallographic characterization of [In(tsalen)(OAc)] (tsalen = N,N '-ethylenebis(thiosalicylideneimine)). Polyhedron, vol. 114, 16 August 2016:pp 152–155


The first synthesis and crystallographic characterization of a main-group metal complex of the N2S2 ligand N,N'-ethylenebis(thiosalicylideneimine) (tsalen) is reported, with the isolation and characterization of the indium(III) compound [In(tsalen)(OAc)]. This compound has been crystallographically characterized and is shown to have a distorted trigonal bipyramidal geometry with a ligand that is unusually distorted from planarity. A byproduct of the synthesis, In(en)(2)(OAc)(2), has also been isolated and characterized.

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