The syntheses and crystal structures of [PPh4] [In(SePh)4] and [PPh4][In(SePh)3(SeH)]

Donna M. Smith, James A. Ibers*

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The reaction of InCl3 with NaSePh in ethanol followed by addition of PPh4Cl affords tetraphenylphosphonium tetra(benzeneselenolato)indium(III), [PPh4][In(SePh)4] (1). Reaction of the [In(SePh4)]- reaction mixture with NaBH4 and elemental sulfur followed by the addition of PPh4Cl yields tetraphenylphosphonium tri(benzeneselenolato)(hydroselenido)indium(III), [PPh4][In(SePh)3(SePh)] (2). The structures of 1 and 2, as determined from single-crystal X-ray data, feature well-separated cations and anions with the In(III) centers of the anions tetrahedrally coordinated to four [SePh]- ligands or three [SePh]- ligands and one [SeH]- ligand, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2105-2108
Number of pages4
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1998


  • Indium-selenolate complexes
  • Synthesis
  • X-ray structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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