Preferential azido bridging regulating the structural aspects in cobalt(III) and copper(II)-Schiff base complexes: Syntheses, magnetostructural correlations and catalytic studies

Aurkie Ray, Georgina M. Rosair, Guillaume Pilet, Bülent Dede, Carlos J. Gómez-García, Sandra Signorella, Sebastián Bellú, Samiran Mitra

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Abstract

A tridentate NNO donor Schiff base ligand [(1Z,3E)-3-((pyridin-2-yl)methylimino)-1-phenylbut-1-en-1-ol = LH] in presence of azide ions coordinates with cobalt(II) and copper(II) ions giving rise to three new coordination complexes [Co2(L)21,1-N3)2(N3)2] (1), [Cu2(L)21,3-N3)]·ClO4 (2) and [(µ1,1-N3)2Cu5(µ-OL)21,1-N3)41,1,1-N3)2] n (3). The complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, UV-Vis spectral studies, and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. These complexes demonstrate that under different synthetic conditions the azide ions and the Schiff base ligand (LH) show different coordination modes with cobalt(II) and copper(II) ions, giving rise to unusual dinuclear and polynuclear species (1, 2 and 3) whose structural variations are discussed. Magneto-structural correlation for the very rare singly µ1,3-N3 bridged CuII-Schiff base dinuclear species (2) has been studied. In addition, the catalytic properties of 1 for alkene oxidation and the general catalase-like activity behavior of 2 have been discussed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-30
Number of pages11
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume375
Issue number1
Early online date9 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • μ 1,1 -, μ 1,1,1 -, μ 1,3 -Azide
  • Alkene oxidation
  • Crystal structures
  • M = CoIII, CuII
  • Schiff base
  • VTM

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