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Structure-Reactivity Relationship in Transition-Metal Thiolates
We aim at making use of the functional properties of M-S bonds which include:
Covalent bonding: e--Relay
- Redox-activity: Thiyl/thiolate mixed-valent structures
(a) Adaptive bonding that suits variable stereoelectronic requirements.
(b) Control of relative metal-ligand d-p-orbital alignment in square planar metal complexes by additional ligands, e.g. phosphines.
- The trans-S--π-System-S- pocket:
To what effect?
Manipulation and synchronisation of redox-properties of metal sites in dinuclear [M2S2]n+ cores significant for:
(b) Hysteresis properties
d8-Metal-coupled mixed-valent thiyl/thiolate structures:
(a) Relative metal-ligand d/p-orbital alignment determines degree of charge-delocalisation within
[ArS-PtII-SAr]+-cores, which results in distinct absorption bands in the near infrared (NIR) spectral region.
Who is on the team?
Dipl.-Chem. Nicole Mews, Dr. Andreas Berkefeld, and Dr. Felix Koch.