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Cu(I) Arylsulfonate π-Complexes with 3-Allyl-2-thiohydantoin: The Role of the Weak Interactions in Structural Organization

Andrii Fedorchuk, Evgeny Goreshnik, Yurii Slyvka, Marian Mys’kiv


The present work is directed toward preparation and structural characterization of two novel Cu(I) arylsulfonate π-complexes with 3-allyl-2-thiohydantoin, namely [Cu2(Hath)4](C6H5SO3)2 (1) and [Cu2(Hath)4](p-CH3C6H4SO3)2·2H2O (2) (Hath = 3-allyl-2-thiohydantoin), obtained by the means of alternating current electrochemical synthesis and studied with X-ray diffraction method. In both structures, the inner coordination sphere is represented by the cationic dimer [Cu2(Hath)4]2+ with one crystallographically independent copper(I) atom which has a trigonal pyramidal coordination environment formed by three Hath thiogroup S atoms and double C=C bond of its allyl group. [Cu2(Hath)4]2+ fragments in both coordination compounds are very similar, despite some divergences such as a big difference in Cu−S distance to the apical S atom (3.0374(8) Å in 1 and 2.7205(9) Å in 2). This difference was explained by the impact of the system of weak interactions, which are quite different.


Copper(I) arylsulfonate; π-complex; thiohydantoin; weak interaction; crystal structure

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