Synthesis, characterisation and structural studies of [Zn(phen) 3][Fe(CN)5(NO)]·2H2O·0.25MeOH and [(bipy)2(H2O)Zn(μ-NC)Fe(CN) 4(NO)]·0.5H2O

Amitabha Datta, Samiran Mitra, Georgina Rosair

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Two new bimetallic complexes [Zn(phen)3][Fe(CN) 5(NO)]·2 H2O·0.25 MeOH, (1) and [(bipy) 2(H2O)Zn(µ-NC)Fe(CN)4(NO)]·0.5 H 2O, (2), have been isolated (where phen = 1,10-phenanthroline and bipy = bipyridyl) and characterised by X-ray crystallography [as the 2 H 2O·0.25 CH3OH solvate for (1) and hemihydrate for (2)] infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. Substitution of phenanthroline for bipyridyl resulted in a cyano-bridged bimetallic species rather than two discrete mononuclear metal complexes. The bond angles of Fe-N-O were shown to be practically linear for both 1 [179.2(7)°] and 2 [178.3(3)°], and the Zn atoms have distorted octahedral geometry. The solvent molecules in both crystal lattices take part in forming hydrogen-bonded networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-921
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift für Naturforschung B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003


  • Crystal Structures
  • Spectral Studies
  • Zinc(II) Nitrate


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