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(Ni-2), (Ni-3), and (Ni-2 + Ni-3): A Unique Example of Isolated and Cocrystallized Ni-2 and Ni-3 Complexes

Mukherjee, P., Drew, M. G. B., Gomez-Garcia, C. J. and Ghosh, A. (2009) (Ni-2), (Ni-3), and (Ni-2 + Ni-3): A Unique Example of Isolated and Cocrystallized Ni-2 and Ni-3 Complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 48 (11). pp. 4817-4827. ISSN 0020-1669

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Abstract/Summary

Structural and magnetic characterization of compound {[Ni-2(L)(2)(OAC)(2)][Ni-3(L)(2) (OAc)(4)]) center dot 2CH(3)CN (3) (HL = the tridentate Schiff base ligand, 2-[(3-methylaminb-propylimino)-methyl]-phenol) shows that it is a rare example of a crystal incorporating a dinuclear Ni(II) compound, [Ni-2(L)(2)(OAc)(2)], and a trinuclear one, [Ni-3(L)(2)(OAC)(4)]. Even more unusual is the fact that both Ni (II) complexes, [Ni-2(L)(2)(OAc)(2)] (1) and [Ni-3(L)(2)(OAc)(4)(H2O)(2)] center dot CH2Cl2 center dot 2CH(3)OH (2), have also been isolated and structurally and magnetically characterized. The structural analysis reveals that the dimeric complexes [Ni-2(L)(2)(OAc)(2)] in cocrystal 3 and in compound 1 are almost identical-in both complexes, the Ni(II) ions possess a distorted octahedral geometry formed by the chelating tridentate ligand (L), a chelating acetate ion, and a bridging phenoxo group with very similar bond angles and distances. On the other hand, compound 2 and the trinuclear complex in the cocrystal 3 show a similar linear centrosymmetric structure with the tridentate ligand coordinated to the terminal Ni(II) and linked to the central Ni(II) by phenoxo and carboxylate bridges. The only difference is that a water molecule found in 2 is not present in the trinuclear unit of complex 3; instead, the coordination sphere is completed by an additional bridging oxygen atom from an acetate ligand. Variable-temperature (2-300 K) magnetic susceptibility measurements show that the dinuclear unit is antiferromagnetically coupled in both compounds (2J = -36.18 and -29.5 cm(-1) in 1 and 3, respectively), whereas the trinuclear unit shows a very weak ferromagnetic coupling in compound 3 (2J = 0.23 cm(-1)) and a weak antiferromagnetic coupling in 2 (2J = -8.7(2) cm(-1)) due to the minor changes in the coordination sphere.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11511
Uncontrolled Keywords:ASYMMETRIC COMPARTMENTAL LIGANDS, PHARMACEUTICAL CO-CRYSTALS, TRANSITION-METAL COMPLEXES, TRINUCLEAR NI(II) COMPLEX, MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES, NICKEL(II) COMPLEXES, STRUCTURAL DIVERSITY, ACETATE BRIDGES, SOLID-STATE, COCRYSTALS

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