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Copper( 11) Complexes of Novel Tripodal Ligands containing Phenolate and Benzimidazole/Pyridine Pendants: Synthesis, Structure, Spectra and Electrochemical Behaviour

Uma, R and Viswanathan, R and Palaniandavar, M and Lakshminarayanan, M (1994) Copper( 11) Complexes of Novel Tripodal Ligands containing Phenolate and Benzimidazole/Pyridine Pendants: Synthesis, Structure, Spectra and Electrochemical Behaviour. In: Dalton transactions (8). pp. 1219-1226.

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Abstract

Mononuclear copper(II) complexes of tri- and tetra-dentate tripodal ligands containing phenolic hydroxyl and benzimidazole or pyridine groups have been isolated. They are of the type (CuL(X)].nH2O, [CuL(H2O)]X.nH2O or [CuL].nH2O where X = Cl-, ClO4-, N3- or NCS- and n = 0-4. The electronic spectra of all the complexes exhibit a broad absorption band around 14000 cm-1 and the polycrystalline as well as the frozen-solution EPR spectra are axial, indicating square-based geometries. The crystal structure of [CuL(Cl)] [HL = (2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzyl)bis(2-pyridyl-methyl)amine] revealed a square-pyramidal geometry around Cu(II). The mononuclear complex crystallises in the triclinic space group P1BAR with a = 6.938(1), b = 11.782(6), c = 12.678(3) angstrom and alpha = 114.56(3), beta = 92.70(2), gamma = 95.36(2)-degrees. The co-ordination plane is comprised of one tertiary amine and two pyridine nitrogens and a chloride ion. The phenolate ion unusually occupies the axial site, possibly due to the electron-withdrawing p-nitro group. The enhanced pi delocalisation involving the p-nitrophenolate donor elevates the E1/2 values. The spectral and electrochemical results suggest the order of donor strength as nitrophenolate < pyridine < benzimidazole in the tridentate and nitrophenolate < benzimidazole < pyridine in the tetradentate ligand complexes.

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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2011 06:41
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2011 06:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36311

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