An unprecedented example of a cis-phosphonodithioato nickel(II) complex built by an extensive hydrogen bonding supramolecular network

Chem Commun (Camb). 2002 Jun 7:(11):1170-1. doi: 10.1039/b200414c.


The P-N bond hydrolysis of the 4-methoxyphenyl-ammonium ethylamido-phosphonodithioato ligand during its complexation to NiII leads to the first example of phosphonodithioato nickel(II) complex having a cis configuration; this complex is stabilised in the solid state by an extensive and intricate network of hydrogen bondings involving the released ethylenediamine and a water molecule.