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Synthesis and crystal structures of μ-oxido- and μ-hydroxido-bridged dinuclear iron(III) complexes with an N2O donor ligand - a theoretical study on the influence of weak forces on the Fe-O-Fe bridging angle

Biswas, R., Drew, M. G. B., Estarellas, C., Frontera, A. and Ghosh, A. (2011) Synthesis and crystal structures of μ-oxido- and μ-hydroxido-bridged dinuclear iron(III) complexes with an N2O donor ligand - a theoretical study on the influence of weak forces on the Fe-O-Fe bridging angle. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2011 (16). pp. 2558-2566. ISSN 1434-1948

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201100032

Abstract/Summary

The synthesis and crystal structures of three nonheme di-iron(III) complexes with a tridentate N,N,O Schiff-base ligand, 2-({[2-(dimethylamino) ethyl] imino} methyl) phenol (HL), are reported. Complexes [Fe2OL2(NCO)(2)] (1a) and [Fe2OL2(SAL)(2)]center dot H2O [SAL = o-(CHO)C6H4O-] (1b) are unsupported mu-oxido-bridged dimers, and [Fe-2(OH)L-2(HCOO)(2)-(Cl)] (2) is a mu-hydroxido-bridged dimer supported by a formato bridging ligand. All complexes have been characterized by X-ray crystallography and spectroscopic analysis. Complex 1b has been reported previously; however, it has been reinvestigated to confirm the presence of a crucial water molecule in the solid state. Structural analyses show that in 1a the iron atoms are pentacoordinate with a bent Fe-O-Fe angle [142.7(2)degrees], whereas in 2 the metal centers are hexacoordinate with a normal Fe-OH-Fe bridging angle [137.9(2)degrees]. The Fe-O-Fe angles in complexes 1a and 1b differ significantly to those usually shown by (mu-oxido) Fe-III complexes. A theoretical study has been performed in order to rationalize this deviation. Moreover, the influence of the water molecule observed in the solid-state structure of 1b on the Fe-O-Fe angle is also analyzed theoretically.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:30436
Uncontrolled Keywords:Iron; Schiff bases; N,N,O li­gands; Crystal structures; Density functional calculations
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell

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