Thiolate-bridged dinuclear nickel(II), palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes with N-(2-mercaptoethyl)-3,5-dimethylpyrazole (Hmed), [MCl(med)] 2 (M=Ni (1), Pd (2), Pt (3)), have been synthesised and characterised by elemental analyses, conductivity, IR, electronic spectra and NMR spectroscopies. The crystal structure of 2 was determined by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction method. The structure consists of thiolate-bridged dinuclear units. Each Pd(II) atom is coordinated by a pyrazolic nitrogen, one chlorine and two bridging sulfur atoms. When the synthesis of complex 1 was carried out in acetonitrile and in the presence of oxygen, [NiCl3(Hdeds)] (4) was formed (deds=1,1′- (dithiodiethylene)bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazole)). The crystal structure of this complex was also determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction method. The structure consists of nickel(II) ions coordinated by three chloride ions and one pyrazolic nitrogen atom. Ligand deds is the result of the oxidation of N-(2-mercaptoethyl)-3,5-dimethylpyrazole (Hmed). © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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