The reaction of trans-[Tcv(OH)(O)(DMPE)2]2+ (DMPE = 1,2-bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane) with a series of arenethiols in base produces the novel complexes cis-[TcIII-(SC6H4X-p)2 (DMPE)2]+ for X = H, Cl, Me, OMe, t-Bu. One of the complexes has been characterized by X-ray crystallography: cis-[Tc(SPh)2(DMPE)2]PF6, chemical formula Tc1S2P5F6C24H42, crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group P21nb with Z = 4 and lattice parameters a = 9.311(1) Å, b=11.190(2) Å, c = 31.936(4) Å, Vol = 3327.3(8) Å3. The final weighted R-value was 0.033. Averaged structural parameters are Tc—S = 2.29(2) Å, Tc—P (trans to P) = 2.42(1) Å, Tc—P (trans to S) = 2.49(3) Å, Tc—S—C = 118.5(5)°. The complexes have been characterized by FAB mass spectrometry and u.v.-vis. spectroscopy. The visible region charge transfer bands are diagnostic for cis geometry in the [Tc(SR)2(DMPE)2]+ complexes. Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical measurements show reversible TcIII/II redox couples in the range -0.19V to -0.38V versus Ag/AgCl (3 M NaCl). Irreversible couples are exhibited at ca. -1.1 V to -1.2 V for TcII/I and +0.7V to +0.9V for TcIV/III. Variation in redox potential is discussed in terms of sulphur nucleophilicity.
Thiolato-technetium complexes. 4(1): Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical properties of bis(1,2-bis(dimethylphosphino)-ethane)technetium(III) complexes with arene-thiolato ligands / Takumi, Konno; Seeber, Renato; Jon R., Kirchhoff; William R., Heineman; Edward, Deutsch; Mary Jane, Heeg. - In: TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0340-4285. - STAMPA. - 18:(1993), pp. 209-217. [10.1007/BF00139958]