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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Dual coordination modes of ethylene-Linked NP2 ligands in cobalt(II) and nickel(II) Iodides

Language

English

Abstract

Here we report the syntheses and crystal structures of a series of cobalt(II) and nickel(II) complexes derived from RNP2 ligands (where R = OMeBz, HBz, BrBz, Ph) bearing ethylene linkers between a single N and two P donors. The CoII complexes generally adopt a tetrahedral configuration of general formula [(NP2)Co(I) 2], wherein the two phosphorus donors are bound to the metal center but the central N-donor remains unbound. We have found one case of structural isomerism within a single crystal structure. The CoII complex derived from BzNP2 displays dual coordination modes: one in the tetrahedral complex [(BzNP2)Co(I)2]; and the other in a square pyramidal variant, [(BzNP2)Co(I)2]. In contrast, the NiII complexes adopt a square planar geometry in which the P(Et)N(Et)P donors in the ligand backbone are coordinated to the metal center, resulting in cationic species of formula [(RNP2)Ni(I)]+ with iodide as counterion. All NiII complexes exhibit sharp 1H and 31P spectra in the diamagnetic region. The Co II complexes are high-spin (S = 3/2) in the solid state as determined by SQUID measurements from 4 to 300 K. Solution electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) experiments reveal a high-spin/low-spin CoII equilibrium that is dependent on solvent and ligand substituent. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Inorganic Chemistry

Volume

50

Issue

20

Start Page

10213

End Page

10224

Publisher

American Chemical Society

ISSN (print)

00201669

ISSN (electronic)

1520510X

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