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Substitution of the chloro ligands in cis-[CoCl2(2-C5H4N-CO2Pr i)2]: Structural characterization of four mononuclear products showing both cis and trans configurations at Co(II)

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Cobalt(II) complexes obtained by the reaction of cis-[CoCl2(2-C5H4N-CO2Pr i)2] (1) with aqueous solutions of simple alkali metal salts have been prepared and characterized. While the reaction of 1 with KPF6 affords both trans-[Co(2-C5H4N-CO2Pri) 2(H2O)2](PF6)2 ·2(2-C5H4N-CO2Pri) (2) and trans-[Co(2-C5H4N-CO2Pri) 2(H2O)2](PF6)2 (3), that with NaBPh4 leads to trans-[Co(2-C5H4N-CO2Pri) 2(H2O)2](BPh4)2 ·2H2O (5) exclusively. X-ray diffraction data show that the mononuclear cationic units in 2, 3 and 5 share common structural features. The reaction of 1 with KSCN leads to cis-[Co(NCS)2(2-C5H4N-CO2Pr i)2] (4), whose crystal structure shows that it consists of mononuclear discrete molecules. The analogous reaction with NaN3 yields the very slightly soluble complexes [Co(N3)2(2-C5H4N-CO 2Pri)] (7) and [Co2(N3)(2-C5H4N-CO 2Pri)4(H2O)]·3H 2O (8) and that with NaOAc results in the formation of the already known complex trans-[Co(2-C5H4N-CO2)2(H 2O)2] (6) as the only product. Electronic UV-Vis and NIR spectral data for 2-5, 7 and 8 and the calculated magnetic moments from NMR measurements on 2-4 and 7 are indicative of high-spin octahedral Co(II) complexes, as already reported for 1 of known structure. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): March R, Clegg W, Coxall RA, Gonzalez-Duarte P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Inorganica Chimica Acta

Year: 2003

Volume: 346

Pages: 87-94

ISSN (print): 0020-1693

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3255

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(02)01374-9


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