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Organo(organooxo)mercury(II) chemistry - Synthesis and structure of methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II)


Canty, AJ and Devereux, JW and Skelton, BW and White, AH, Organo(organooxo)mercury(II) chemistry - Synthesis and structure of methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II), Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 84, (2) pp. 77-80. ISSN 0008-4042 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1139/V05-219


Methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II) may be obtained from the reaction of methyl(chloro)mercury(II) with silver(I) oxide, followed by addition of phenol. The dominant motif of the structure is a pair of independent MeHgOPh aggregates (Hg-C,O 2.05(2) Å, 2.06(1) Å (x2); C-Hg-O 176.6(5)°, 176.3(5)°) loosely associated about a quasi-inversion centre by Hg⋯O interactions (2.702(9) Å, 2.719(9) Å) to form a dimer (Hg-O-Hg′ 106.0(4)°, 106.5(4)°; O-Hg-O′ 73.0(3)°, 72.6(3)°), the dimer stacking up the short crystallographic c axis (= 6.914(1) A′) at spacings c/2. Vibrational spectroscopic studies are insensitive to the associative interactions. © 2006 NRC Canada.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Organometallic chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Canty, AJ (Professor Allan Canty)
UTAS Author:Devereux, JW (Ms Devereux)
ID Code:43086
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2009-12-10

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