The crystal structures of the thioether complexes [MCl4(SEt2)2] with M = Mo and W have been solved by X-ray methods. Both compounds crystallize isotypically in the triclinic space group P1̄ with two formula units per cell unit. The metal atoms are octahedrally coordinated by four chlorine atoms and by the two sulfur atoms of the thioether molecules in transposition (symmetry Ci) with bond lengths (average): Mo-Cl 233.1, Mo-S 253.4, W-Cl 233.1, and W-S 251.7 pm. Both complexes were also characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy as well as by measurement of the magnetic susceptibilities in the temperature range from 1.8 to 350 K.
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