Inorganic chemistry

New mononuclear, cyclic tetranuclear, and 1-D helical-chain Cu(II) complexes formed by metal-assisted hydrolysis of 3,6-di-2-pyridyl-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (DPTZ): crystal structures and magnetic properties.

PMID 11925180


The reactions of 3,6-di-2-pyridyl-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (DPTZ) with different Cu(II) salts generate two new ligands, 2,5-bis(2-pyridyl)-1,3,4-oxodiazole (L(1)) and N,N'-bis(alpha-hydroxyl-2-pyridyl)ketazine (H(2)L(2)), from the metal-assisted hydrolysis of DPTZ, and form three new complexes: a mononuclear complex [Cu(L(1))(2)(H(2)O)(2)] .2ClO(4) (1), a linear coordination polymer [Cu(L(1))(NO(3))(2)](8) (2), and a cyclic tetranuclear complex [Cu(4)(L(2))(2)(Im)(2)(NO(3))(4)(H(2)O)(2)] (3) (Im = imidazole). Crystal data for 1: space group P2(1)/n with a = 10.339(3) A, b = 10.974(2) A, c = 13.618(4) A, beta = 103.24(1) degrees, and Z = 2. Crystal data for 2: space group C2/c with a = 13.9299(14) A, b = 9.2275(9) A, c = 12.1865(13) A, beta = 111.248(2) degrees, and Z = 4. Crystal data for 3: space group P2(1)/n with a = 9.3422(14) A, b = 15.987(2) A, c = 13.963(2) A, beta = 108.587(3) degrees, and Z = 2. L(1) acts as a bidentate chelating ligand in 1 and as a bis-bidentate chelating ligand in 2 with the shortest intramolecular Cu...Cu distance of 6.093 A. L(2) is a hexadentate ligand to bridge four Cu(II) ions, forming an interesting neutral cyclic tetranuclear complex 3 with Cu...Cu distances varying from 4.484 to 9.370 A. The mechanism of the metal assisted hydrolysis of DPTZ is discussed in detail. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate that 2 shows weak ferromagnetic interaction (J = 2.85 cm(-1)) along the 1-D helical chain, and that 3 displays weak antiferromagnetic interaction (J = -1.19 cm(-1) for the N-N bridge) and ferromagnetic interaction (j = 0.11 cm(-1) for the O-C=N bridge) between the adjacent Cu(II) ions.

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