Spectroscopic investigation and density functional theory calculations of mercaptobenzothiazole and mercaptobenzimidazole ligands and their rhenium complexes


Four complexes containing the [Re(V)O]3+ core have been prepared by substitution on the precursors RO(citrate)2- and ReO(gluconate)2-. The complex [ReO(MBT)2OH] was obtained by reaction of the direct reduction of ReO4- using sodium borohydride as a reducing agent. Four complexes were character-ized by UV-Vis and IR spectrophotometer, elemental analyses, 1H-and 13C NMR spectroscopy, TG and DFT calculations.

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AlHokbany, N. and AlJammaz, I. (2011) Spectroscopic investigation and density functional theory calculations of mercaptobenzothiazole and mercaptobenzimidazole ligands and their rhenium complexes. Open Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 1, 23-32. doi: 10.4236/ojic.2011.12004.

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