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Synthesis, spectroscopic and redox properties of some ruthenium(II) thiosemicarbazone complexes: structural description of four of these complexes

Mishra, D., Naskar, S., Drew, M.G.B. and Chattopadhyay, S.K. (2006) Synthesis, spectroscopic and redox properties of some ruthenium(II) thiosemicarbazone complexes: structural description of four of these complexes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 359 (2). pp. 585-592. ISSN 0020-1693

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2005.11.001

Abstract/Summary

Sixteen neutral mixed ligand thiosemicarbazone complexes of ruthenium having general formula [Ru(PPh3)(2)L-2], where LH = 1-(arylidine)4-aryl thiosemicarbazones, have been synthesized and characterized. All complexes are diamagnetic and hence ruthenium is in the +2 oxidation state (low-spin d(6), S = 0). The complexes show several intense peaks in the visible region due to allowed metal to ligand charge transfer transitions. The structures of four of the complexes have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and they show that thiosemicarbazone ligands coordinate to the ruthenium center through the hydrazinic nitrogen and sulfur forming four-membered chelate rings with ruthenium in N2S2P2 coordination environment. In dichloromethane solution, the complexes show two quasi-reversible oxidative responses corresponding to loss of electron from HOMO and HOMO - 1. The E-0 values of the above two oxidations shows good linear relationship with Hammett substituents constant (sigma) as well as with the HOMO energy of the molecules calculated by the EHMO method. A DFT calculation on one representative complex suggests that there is appreciable contribution of the sulfur p-orbitals to the HOMO and HOMO - 1. Thus, assignment of the oxidation state of the metal in such complexes must be made with caution. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11491
Uncontrolled Keywords:ruthenium(II) thiosemicarbazone complexes, synthesis X-ray structures, cyclic voltammetry, oxidation, EHMO calculations, DFT calculations, Hammett correlation, N-S DONORS, INHOMOGENEOUS ELECTRON-GAS, UNUSUAL COORDINATION MODE, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE, PLATINUM(II) COMPLEXES, LIGATIONAL BEHAVIOR, SPECTRAL PROPERTIES, CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITY, CORRELATION-ENERGY, 2-ACETYL, PYRIDINE

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