Metal(II) complexes of compartmental polynuclear schiff bases containing phenolate and alkoxy groups.

Franz A. Mautner, Roland C. Fischer, Mark Spell, Andres R. Acevedo, Diana H. Tran, Salah S. Massoud

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Abstract

Five mono-nuclear Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes and one dinuclear Zn(II) complex were synthesized from the Schiff bases N,N'-bis(3-ethoxy-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-1,2-phenylenediamine (H2LOEt-phda) and 2-ethoxy-6-({2-[(3-ethoxy-2-hydroxybenzylidene)amino]-benzyl}iminomethyl) phenol (H2LOEt-ambza): [Cu(LOEt-phda)(H2O)] ·H2O(1), [Ni(LOEt-phda)] ·H2O(2), [Cu(LOEt-ambza)] ·H2O·EtOH (3), [Cu(LOEt-ambza)] ·H2O (4), [Ni(LOEt-ambza)] (5) and [Zn2(LOEt-ambza)( μ-OAc)(OAc)] (6). The complexes were structurally characterized with elemental microanalyses, IR, UV-Vis and ESI-MS spectroscopic techniques as well as single crystal X-ray crystallog. The metal centers display distorted square planar geometries in 2-4 and 5 and distorted square pyramidal (SP) in 1, whereas in 6 an intermediate geometry between SP and TBP was obsd. around the first Zn2 ion and a tetrahedral around the second ion, with one acetate is acting as a bridging ligand. In all cases, metal ions were incorporated into the N2-O2 binding site with no involvement of the alkoxy groups in the coordination. The LOEt-ambza-complexes 3-6 revealed significant dihedral angles between the phenol rings and the plane contg. the central benzene ring, and large O2-O2 bond distances (5.1-5.9 Å'). Results are discussed in relation to other related Schiff base complexes. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91/1-91/17
JournalCrystals
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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