Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes with the cluster-based ligand [Re 63-Se)8(PEt3) 5(PTA)](SbF6)2 (PTA = 1,3,5-Triaza-7- phosphaadamantane)

Xiaoyan Tu, Gary S. Nichol, Zhiping Zheng

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Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes of the cluster-based ligand [Re 63-Se)8(PEt3) 5(PTA)](SbF6)2 (PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7- phosphaadamantane), {Zn[Re63-Se) 8(PEt3)5(PTA)](NO3) 3}(SbF6) (1) and {Cu[Re63-Se)8(PEt3)5(PTA)](NO 3)3}(SbF6) (2), were prepared and structurally characterized. They are the first N-coordinated Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes wherein the PTA ligand displays an interesting and less-frequently observed P, N-coordination mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-103
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009



  • Coordination
  • Crystal structure
  • Rhenium chalcogenide clusters
  • Water-soluble ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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