Unexpected Formation of a Disulfide from 2-Mercaptopyridine and Co(II)
Keywords:Co(II), 2-Mercaptopyridine, X-ray structure, Disulfide
The reaction between the Co(II) ion and 2-mercaptopyridine in the presence of base yields a disulfide Co(II) complex, namely [CoCl2(2,2¢-dipyridyldisulfide)] 1. The structure has been determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The Co(II) ion coordinates to two chlorine atoms and two nitrogen atoms in a tetrahedral fashion. This result provides insight into the formation of 2,2¢-dipyridyldisulfide from 2-mercaptopyridine.
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