Syntheses and structures of heterometallic Fe-Ta chalcogenido clusters

Rodolphe Clérac, Dieter Fenske, Ibrahim Issac, Alexander Rothenberger*

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Two Fe-Ta containing sulfido complexes were prepared by the reaction of the metal halide salts with bis-trimethylsilylsulfide in the presence of PMe 3. The complexes demonstrate that coordination chemistry with iron sulfides can give access to a range of heterometallic complexes. In [Cl(Me 3P)Ta(μ2-S)23-S) Fe(PMe 3)2]2 the two [Cl(Me3P)Ta] units are arranged around one central Fe22-S)2 unit. In [(Me3P)4(MeCN)2FeII] 2+[(Me3P)2TaIVFe3 II3-S)4Br4]2- a [TaFe3S4]2+ cuboidal arrangement was observed. The complex salt forms a polymeric structure in the solid-state with weak H-bonds between the ions. The [(Me3P)2Ta IVFe3II3-S)4Br 4]2- ion was characterised by magnetic measurements showing strong antiferromagnetic interactions between the metal centres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-198
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004


  • Crystal structure
  • Heterometallic chalcogenides
  • Magnetism
  • Ta(IV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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