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Synthesis and structures of cadmium(II) complexes of a series of multinucleating N/S donor ligands

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


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The coordination chemistry of a series of bis-bidentate ligands with cadmium(II) ions has been investigated. The ligands, containing two N,S-donor chelating (pyrazolyl/thioether) fragments, have afforded complexes of a variety of structural types (dinuclear M2L2 'mesocate' complexes, a one-dimensional chain coordination polymer and a simple mononuclear complex) according to whether the bis-bidentate ligands act as bridges spanning two metal ions, or a tetradentate chelate to a single metal ion. The p-phenylene and m-biphenyl spaced ligands L1 and L3 form dinuclear M2L2 complexes where the ligands are arranged in a 'side-by-side' fashion. In contrast the m-phenylene spaced ligand L2 forms a one-dimensional coordination polymer where the ligands adopt a highly folded conformation. The 1,8-naphthalene spaced ligand L4 adopts a tetradendate chelating mode and affords a simple mononuclear complex. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Ronson TK, Adams H, Harding LP, Harrington RW, Clegg W, Ward MD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Polyhedron

Year: 2007

Volume: 26

Issue: 12

Pages: 2777-2785

ISSN (print): 0277-5387

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3719

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2007.01.012


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