Syntheses and crystal structures of mononuclear and dinuclear (pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)iridium(III) complexes containing 2-mercaptobenzimidazole

Mai Kotera, Takayoshi Suzuki

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    A reaction of [Cp*IrCl2]2 {Cp* = η5-C5(CH3)5} and 2-mercaptobenzimidazole (H2bimt) in methanol in a 1:2 molar ratio gave a yellow complex of [Cp*IrCl2(H2bimt)] ·CH3OH (1). In compound 1 the H2bimt acts as a monodentately S-donating (κS) ligand. A similar reaction of [Cp*IrCl2]2 and H2bimt in the presence of NaOCH3 (molar ratio of 1:2:2) gave an orange product (2) on addition of excess amount of NH4PF6. Compound 2 was composed of an unsymmetrical dinuclear complex cation, [(Cp*IrCl)2(μ- Hbimt)(μ-H2bimt)]+, a PF6- anion, and water molecules of crystallization. In the complex cation, H 2bimt bridges two IrIII centers by S atom in the μ-κS:κS mode, while the monodeprotonated Hbimt- ligand bridges via S and N atoms in the μ-κS:κN1 mode.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3602-3605
    Number of pages4
    JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 25 2010


    • Benzimidazoline-2-thione
    • Bridging modes
    • Iridium(III) complexes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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