Synthesis and characterization of indium thiolates: structures of [Ph4P][In(SBut)4·CH3OH and [Ph4P][In(SCH2CH2S)2]

Wakgari Hirpo, Anthony C. Sutorik, Sandeep Dhingra, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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Reaction of InCl3 with four equivalents of KSBut in the presence of Ph4PCl gave the monomeric complex [Ph4P][In(SBut)4·CH3OH (1) which crystallized from methanol as colourless hexagonal shaped crystals. Reaction of InCl3 with NaSCH2CH2SNa and Ph4PBr gave [Ph4P][In(SCH2CH2S)2] (2), which readily crystallized from CH3CN as colourless crystals. Both 1 and 2 were shown by X-ray structures to have tetrahedral coordination of indium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2797-2800
Number of pages4
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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