Bis(pyrazolylethyl)thioether ligation to zinc and cadmium: Structural characterization of [S(CH2CH2 pzMe2 )2]ZnCl2, [S(CH2CH2 pzMe2 )2]CdI2 and [S(CH2CH2 pzMe2 )2]Cd(NO3)2

Prasenjit Ghosh, Marc Wood, Jeffrey B. Bonanno, Tony Hascall, Gerard Parkin

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Structural characterization of [S(CH2CH2pzMe2) 2]ZnCl2 by X-ray diffraction demonstrates that the potentially tridentate [NNS] donor ligand S(CH2CH2pzMe2)2 does not coordinate via sulfur, but only binds through the pyrazolyl groups. Furthermore, the ligand does not chelate, but preferentially bridges two zinc centers, thereby resulting in a polymeric, helical, structure. In contrast to the zinc system, the thioether functionality does bind to cadmium in related derivatives, [S(CH2CH2pzMe2)2]CdI 2 and [S(CH2CH2pzMe2) 2]Cd(NO3)2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1113
Number of pages7
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - Mar 12 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cadmium
  • Enzyme
  • Pyrazolyl
  • Thioether
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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