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Formation of Dimeric Mercury(II) Thiolate Ions in Water


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Canty, AJ and Tyson, RK (1977) Formation of Dimeric Mercury(II) Thiolate Ions in Water. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 24. L77-L78. ISSN 0020-1693

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Methanethiolatomercury(II) acetate dissolves in water to a form conducting solutions. Mercury-sulphur stretching vibrations in mercuryII) thiolates Hg(SR)2 occur in the range 371 (or 405)-172 cm-1, and Raman spectra of aqueous solutions of MeSHg02CMe and related complexes have an intense, broad, strongly polarized band in the range 277-253 cm-1. With the polarized band assigned as a totally symmetric mercury-sulphur stretching mode the ions containing mercury are assumed to have structure with tetrahedral coordination and a centre of symmetry between mercury atoms. Similar sulphur bridging occurs in polymeric bis(tert-butylthiolato)mercury(II)

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Inorganica Chimica Acta
Page Range: L77-L78
ISSN: 0020-1693
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(00)93833-7
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2008 03:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:28
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