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Two highly unsymmetrical tetradentate (N3O) Schiff base copper(II) complexes: Template synthesis, structural characterization, magnetic and computational studies

Ray, Ambarish and Maity, Dipankar and Pramanik, Anup and Das, Kalyan K. and Nandi, Mahasweta and Bhaumik, Asim and Nethaji, M. and Mondal, Swastik and Mukherjee, Monika and Ali, Mahammad (2009) Two highly unsymmetrical tetradentate (N3O) Schiff base copper(II) complexes: Template synthesis, structural characterization, magnetic and computational studies. In: Polyhedron, 29 (17). pp. 3659-3666.

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Abstract

Two new copper(II) complexes, [Cu-2(L-1)(2)](ClO4)(2) (1) and [Cu(L-2)(ClO4)] (2), of the highly unsymmetrical tetradentate (N3O) Schiff base ligands HL1 and HL2 (where HL1 = N-(2-hydroxyacetophenone)-bis-3-aminopropylamine and HL2 = N-(salicyldehydine)-bis-3-aminopropylamine) have been synthesised using a template method. Their single crystal X-ray structures show that in complex 1 two independent copper(II) centers are doubly bridged through sphenoxo-O atoms (O1A and O1B) of the two ligands and each copper atom is five-coordinated with a distorted square pyramidal geometry. The asymmetric unit of complex 2 consists of two crystallographically independe N-(salicylidene) bis(aminopropyl)amine-copper(II) molecules, A and B, with similar square pyramidal geometries. Cryomagnetic susceptibility measurements (5-300 K) on complex 1 reveal a distinct antiferromagnetic interaction with J=-23.6 cm(-1), which is substantiated by a DFT calculation (J=-27.6 cm(-1)) using the B3LYP functional. Complex 1, immobilized over highly ordered hexagonal mesoporous silica, shows moderate catalytic activity for the epoxidation of cyclohexene and styrene in the presence of TBHP as an oxidant.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Unsymmetrical tetradentate Schiff base ligand;Copper(II) complexes;Synthesis;Crystal structure;Magnetic and DFT studies;Olefine. epoxidation
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 07:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25261

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