Metal-dependent formation of mononuclear complexes and M2L2 mesocates with Schiff-base ligands

Fielden, J., Long, D.L. , Evans, C. and Cronin, L. (2006) Metal-dependent formation of mononuclear complexes and M2L2 mesocates with Schiff-base ligands. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006(19), pp. 3930-3935. (doi:10.1002/ejic.200600367)

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The coordination chemistry of the tetradentate pyridylN-donor ligands <I >r</I >-1-hydroxy-<I >t</I >-3,<I >t</I >-5-bis{[(2-pyridinyl)methylene]amino}cyclohexane (DDOP) and <I >r</I >-1-hydroxy-<I >t</I >-3,<I >t</I >-5-bis{[(<I >E</I >)-(6-methyl-2-pyridinyl)methylene]amino}cyclohexane(DDMOP) has been investigated with the d<SUP >10</SUP > metal centres silver(I) and cadmium(II). These conformationally flexible ligands offer two coordination modes; either a mononucleating tetradentate coordination pocket or a bridging bis(bidentate) chelate. Hence, reaction with Cd<SUP >II</SUP > produced six-coordinate mononuclear complexes whose compositions were determined by X-ray crystallography as [Cd(DDOP)(NO<SUB >3</SUB >)<SUB >2</SUB >] (<B >1</B >) and [Cd(DDMOP)(Cl)<SUB >2</SUB >]<B >·</B >MeOH (<B >2</B >), while Ag<SUP >I</SUP > led to the four-coordinate dinuclear mesocate structures [{Ag(DDOP)}<SUB >2</SUB >](CF<SUB >3</SUB >SO<SUB >3</SUB >)<SUB >2</SUB > (<B >3</B >) and [{Ag(DDMOP)}<SUB >2</SUB >](CF<SUB >3</SUB >SO<SUB >3</SUB >)<SUB >2</SUB ><B >·</B >0.5MeOH (<B >4</B >). It is thought that the mononuclear, octahedral complexes in the case of zinc(II) and cadmium(II) result from the energetic stabilisation gained through two extra coordinate bonds, while in the case of silver(I) the lower propensity of the metal centre for six-coordination causes the ligand to retain its energetically preferred dinucleating conformation and to form the mesocates.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Long, Dr Deliang and Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Fielden, J., Long, D.L., Evans, C., and Cronin, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
University Centres > Glasgow Materials Research Initiative
Journal Name:European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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