The interplay of O-H⋯O hydrogen bonding in the generation of three new supramolecular complexes of CuII, NiII and CoIII: Syntheses, characterization and structural aspects

Santarupa Thakurta, Joy Chakraborty, Georgina Rosair, Ray J. Butcher, Samiran Mitra

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Three new coordination complexes, [Cu(L1)(H2O)] (1), [Ni(L2)2]·CH3CN (2) and [Co(HL3)(L3)] (3) [where H2L1, N,N'-bis(3-methoxysalicylidenimino)-1,3-diamino-propane; HL2, 2-((E)-(1,3-dihydroxy-2-methylpropan-2-ylimino)methyl)phenol; H2L3, 2-((E)-(2-hydroxyethylimino)methyl)-4-bromophenol] have been synthesized and systematically characterized by elemental analyses, FT-IR, electronic spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and thermogravimetric analyses. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies confirm that the metal center in complex 1 has distorted square-pyramidal geometry while it is distorted octahedral in the other two complexes. In all the complexes O-H?O hydrogen bondings assemble the molecular units leading to ordered supramolecular architectures. While both complexes 1 and 2 form infinite one-dimensional arrays through the self organisation of hydrogen bonded ring motifs, complex 3 is a unique star-shaped cyclic hexamer generated through intermolecular hydrogen bonding. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2828-2836
Number of pages9
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • O-H⋯O hydrogen bonding
  • Ring motifs
  • Schiff bases
  • Supramolecular architectures
  • X-ray crystal structures


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