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Nonlinear optical properties and crystal structure determination of a pentanuclear copper(I) cluster (NEt4)2[MoS4(CuBp)4] (Bp = H2B(pyrazolyl)2)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neil Brooks, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD


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The pentanuclear cluster complex (NEt4)2[MoS4(CuBp)4] has been prepared in acetone as a new candidate for nonlinear optical activity. The NLO properties of the cluster were studied, giving n2 = -4.2 × 10-11 esu and β = 2.2 × 10-10 m W-1. The structure of the complex has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The coordination environment around each copper atom is distorted tetrahedral with two N donors of the bidentate bis(pyrazolyl)borate ligands and two S donors of the MoS4 group, offering a structural model for some copper proteins. The Mo atom retains the tetrahedral geometry of the free [MoS4]2- anion and lies on a position with crystallographic S4 symmetry. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Hossaini Sadr M, Sardroodi JJ, Zare D, Brooks NR, Clegg W, Song Y

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Polyhedron

Year: 2006

Volume: 25

Issue: 17

Pages: 3285-3288

ISSN (print): 0277-5387

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3719

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2006.06.001


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