Synthesis and structural studies of the simplest bismuth(III) oxo-salicylate complex: [Bi4(m3-O)2(HO-2-C6H4CO2)8]×2 Solv (Solv = MeCN or MeNO2)
Reaction of BiPh3 with salicylic acid (HO-2-C6H4CO2H, H2Sal) at room temperature in wet acetonitrile or nitromethane leads to the facile formation of an oxo cluster compound with formula [Bi4(m3-O)2(HSal)8] solvated by either MeCN and MeNO2 (1×2MeCN or 1×2MeNO2). This simple procedure affords a convenient, high yield (>80%) synthesis of a single bismuth oxo cluster. Both adducts exhibit a nearly planar Bi4(m3-O)2 core. The solvent ligands are situated in the same coordination sites in both but at long Bi---N and Bi---O distances. The ease of preparation as a pure compound makes this an ideal starting material for study of bismuth oxo-salicylate chemistry.
Boyd , Tyler D., Kumar, Ish, Wagner, Eric E., et al.. "Synthesis and structural studies of the simplest bismuth(III) oxo-salicylate complex: [Bi4(m3-O)2(HO-2-C6H4CO2)8]×2 Solv (Solv = MeCN or MeNO2)." Chemical Communications, 50, (2014) Royal Society of Chemistry: 3556-3559. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CC00056K.