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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2003|
- Crystal Structures
- Spectral Studies
- Zinc(II) Nitrate