Molecular and electronic structure of several 2,3-dithienylquinoxalines and their 2:1 complexes with silver(I) nitrate


We have synthesized three bis (thienyl) quinoxalinesilver(I) complexes; however, unlike analogous silver(I) complexes of pyridylquinoxaline that utilize (N, N) bidentate behavior from the quinoxaline and pyridyl ring nitrogens, the bis(thienyl) quinoxaline ligands did not utilize the bonding potential of the thienyl rings to give (N, S) bonding modes. PES spectra modeling of these ligands indicates that the preferential metal bonding via only the quinoxaline nitrogen atoms is due to the N-rich, but S-poor, characters of the frontier orbitals.

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Crundwell, G. , Cantalupo, S. , D. C. Foss, P. , McBurney, B. , Kopp, K. , L. Westcott, B. , Updegraff III, J. , Zeller, M. and D. Hunter, A. (2014) Molecular and electronic structure of several 2,3-dithienylquinoxalines and their 2:1 complexes with silver(I) nitrate. Open Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 4, 10-17. doi: 10.4236/ojic.2014.41002.

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