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Organo(organooxo)mercury(II) chemistry — Synthesis and structure of methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II)


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Canty, AJ, Devereux, JW, Skelton, BW and White, AH 2006 , 'Organo(organooxo)mercury(II) chemistry — Synthesis and structure of methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II)' , Canadian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 84, no. 2 , pp. 77-80 , doi: 10.1139/V05-219.

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Methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II), i.e. methylmercury phenoxide, may be obtained from the reaction of methyl(chloro)mercury(II) with silver(I)
oxide, followed by addition of phenol. The dominant motif of the structure is a pair of independent MeHgOPh aggregates (Hg—C,O 2.05(2) Å, 2.06(1) Å (x2); C-Hg-O 176.6(5)°, 176.3(5)°) loosely associated about a quasi-inversion
centre by Hg···O interactions (2.702(9) Å, 2.719(9) Å) to form a dimer (Hg-O-Hg′ 106.0(4)°, 106.5(4)°; O-Hg-O′ 73.0(3)°, 72.6(3)°), the dimer stacking up the short crystallographic c axis (= 6.914(1) Å) at spacings c/2. Vibrational spectroscopic studies are insensitive to the associative interactions.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Canty, AJ and Devereux, JW and Skelton, BW and White, AH
Keywords: mercury, methylmercury, organomercury, structure, aryloxide, phenoxide.
Journal or Publication Title: Canadian Journal of Chemistry
ISSN: 0008-4042
DOI / ID Number: 10.1139/V05-219
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