Directed Syntheses of CS2- and CS3-Bridged Decaborane-14 Analogues

Nandi, Chandan ; Kar, Ketaki ; Gayen, Sourav ; Roisnel, Thierry ; Ghosh, Sundargopal (2021) Directed Syntheses of CS2- and CS3-Bridged Decaborane-14 Analogues Inorganic Chemistry, 60 (16). pp. 12367-12376. ISSN 0020-1669

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To establish a procedure for single-cage cluster expansion of open cage dimetallaoctaboranes(12), we have investigated the chemistry of nido-[(Cp*M)2B6H10] (η5-C5Me5 = Cp*, 1: M = Co; 2: M = Rh), with diverse chalcogen-based borate ligands. As a result, treatment of nido-1 and nido-2 with Li[BH2E3] (E = S, Se, or Te) yielded 10-vertex nido-[(Cp*Co)2B7EH9] (3: E = S; 4: E = Se; 5: E = Te) along with known 10-vertex nido-[(Cp*M)2B6H6E2] (6: E = S, M = Co; 7: E = Se, M = Co; 8: E = Te, M = Co; 9: E = Se, M = Rh). The geometries of dimetallachalcogenaboranes, 3–9, are isostructural with decaborane(14). Thermolysis of nido-1 and nido-2 with an intermediate, generated from CS2 and [LiBH4]·THF reaction in THF, produced nido-[(Cp*M)2B6S2H4(CH2S2)] (10: M = Co; 11: M = Rh) and nido-[(Cp*M)2B6S2H4(CS3)] (12: M = Co; 13: M= Rh). Clusters 10–13 are rare species in which one of the B–B bonds is coordinated with a {CS2}2– or {CS3}2– ligand, generating di(thioborolane) {B2S2CH2} or di(thioboralane)-thione {B2CS3} moieties. To examine further the coordination chemistry of CS2-bridged decaborane(14) analogue nido-10, photolysis was carried out with {M(CO)5·THF} (M = Mo or W) that led to the isolation of [(Cp*Co)2B6S2H4(CH2S2){M(CO)5}] (14: M = Mo; 15: M = W), where the {CH2S2} moiety is coordinated with one {M(CO)5} moiety in η1-fashion. All the synthesized clusters have been characterized by ESI-mass, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, and IR spectroscopy and structurally solved by single-crystal XRD. Furthermore, DFT calculations probe the bonding of these CS2- and CS3-bridged decaborane analogues.

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