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Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of a CuSCN complex containing a new bidentate N,N′-bis(2-nitrocinnamaldehyde)ethylenediamine Schiff base and triphenylphosphine

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mohammad Habibi, Dr Ross Harrington, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD


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Reaction of copper(I)thiocyanate (CuSCN) and triphenylphosphine (PPh3) with a new bidentate Schiff base, N,N'-bis(2-nitrocinnamaldehyde)ethylenediamine (Nca2en), in a 1: 1 mol ratio in acetonitrile resulted in the formation of a complex formulated as [CuSCN(Nca2en)(PPh3)]. The ligand (Nca2en) and complex were characterized by analyses, IR, electronic, 1H NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The Nca2en is roughly planar and displays a trans configuration with respect to the C=N double bond. Nca2en acts as a bidentate ligand coordinating via two N atoms to copper and adopts a trans, trans configuration in this complex. The SCN ligand is coordinated through sulfur. The ligand and its copper(I) complex crystallize in the monoclinic space group. The geometry around the copper atom is distorted tetrahedral with N(3)-Cu-N(2), 81.59(11) and P-Cu-S, 117.29(9). © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Habibi M, Montazerozohori M, Lalegani A, Barati K, Harrington R, Clegg W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Coordination Chemistry

Year: 2009

Volume: 62

Issue: 22

Pages: 3703-3711

ISSN (print): 0095-8972

ISSN (electronic): 1029-0389

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1080/00958970802702247


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