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Organo(organooxo)mercury(II) chemistry - Synthesis and structure of methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II)
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-23, 10:51 authored by Allan CantyAllan Canty, JW Devereux, BW Skelton, AH White
Methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II) 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) Ã…, 2.06(1) Ã… (x2); C-Hg-O 176.6(5)Â°, 176.3(5)Â°) loosely associated about a quasi-inversion centre by Hgâ‹¯O interactions (2.702(9) Ã…, 2.719(9) Ã…) to form a dimer (Hg-O-Hgâ€² 106.0(4)Â°, 106.5(4)Â°; O-Hg-Oâ€² 73.0(3)Â°, 72.6(3)Â°), the dimer stacking up the short crystallographic c axis (= 6.914(1) Aâ€²) at spacings c/2. Vibrational spectroscopic studies are insensitive to the associative interactions. Â© 2006 NRC Canada.
Publication titleCanadian Journal of Chemistry
PublisherNational Research Council of Canada-NRC Research Press
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