Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 1648-1660

The reaction of nickel(II) bis(diethyldithiocarbamate) with N,N,N',N'-tetraethyl thiuramdisulphide

Ernest Beinrohra, Andrej Staškob and Ján Garaja

a Department of Analytical Chemistry
b Department of Physical Chemistry, Slovak Institute of Technology, 812 37 Bratislava


The oxidation of nickel(II) bis(diethyldithiocarbamate) (NiL2) by N,N,N',N'-tetraethyl thiuramdisulphide (tds) can be described by the equation 2 NiL2 + tds ⇄ 2 NiL3 (NiL3 = tris(diethyldithiocarbamate) nickel(III)). The equilibrium constant of the reaction depends on the polarity of the solvent (4.4 . 10-3 in toluene, 1.3 . 10-3 in chloroform, and 8 . 10-4 in acetone and methanol). The rate constants k1 and k-2 and the ratio k2/k-1 were found for the reaction steps NiL2 + tds ⇄ NiL3 + L. and NiL2 + L. ⇄ NiL3, where L. is the (C2H5)2NCS2. radical.