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Abstract Volume 6 Issue 3 (2001) pp 153-156

Synthesis of bis(diethyldithiocarbamato)manganese(II) and tris(diethyldithiocarbamato)manganese(III)

Cassandra T. Eagle,* Grant N. Holder, Amanda B. Goodman, Patrick E. Hicks, and Katherine P. Shaber

Department of Chemistry, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608
Received September 20, 2000. Accepted December 4, 2000

Published online: 23 March 2001

Abstract. An ideal undergraduate introduction to the challenges of synthesis and characterization of air-sensitive compounds is accomplished in the preparation of bis(diethyldithiocarbamato)manganese(II). This economical experiment employs a glovebag, low-cost and low-toxicity chemicals, and is completed in one undergraduate laboratory period. For comparison purposes, the synthesis and characterization of air-stable tris(diethyldithiocarbamato)manganese(III) is also described.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; inorganic chemistry; synthesis

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Issue date: June 1, 2001

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