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A. Kovacs, D. Nemcsok, G. Pokol, K. M. Szecsenyi, V. M. Leovac, Z. K. Jacimovic, I. R. Evans, J. A. K. Howard, Z. D. Tomic & G. Giester (2005). Structural, spectroscopic and computational studies of the HgL2Cl2 complex (L=3,5-dimethyl-1-thiocarboxamide pyrazole) and the crystal structure of L. New Journal of Chemistry 29(6): 833-840.
  • Publication type: Journal Article

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In the present paper we report the synthesis as well as the structural and vibrational characterisation of the HgL2Cl2 complex ( L = 3,5-dimethyl-1-thiocarboxamide). The crystal and molecular structures of both L and the HgL2Cl2 complex were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The coordination propensity of L to HgCl2 was explored by quantum chemical calculations. We found the preference of the monodentate coordination of L to HgCl2 through the sulfur atom ( instead of the "pyridine'' nitrogen) to be in agreement with Pearson's acid - base character of the atoms involved and the steric effects. The vibrational properties of HgL2Cl2 were evaluated by a joint FT-IR and quantum chemical analysis. In addition, the thermal decomposition of the complex and ligand is reported.