Solvomorphism and catecholase activities of bis(μ-phenoxido)dicopper(II) complexes

Biswas, Apurba ; Das, Lakshmi Kanta ; Ghosh, Ashutosh (2013) Solvomorphism and catecholase activities of bis(μ-phenoxido)dicopper(II) complexes Polyhedron, 61 . pp. 253-261. ISSN 0277-5387

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Two phenoxido bridged dinuclear Cu(II) complexes, [Cu2(L1)2(NCO)2] (1) and [Cu2(L2)2(NCO)2]•2CH3OH (2), have been synthesized using the tridentate reduced Schiff-base ligands 2-[(2-dimethylamino-ethylamino)-methyl]-phenol (HL1) and 2-[(2-diethylamino-ethylamino)-methyl]-phenol (HL2) respectively. Re-crystallization of compound 2 from dichloromethane produced desolvated complex [Cu2(L2)2(NCO)2] (3). The compounds 2 and 3 are pseudopolymorphs or solvomorphs which differ in the crystal system (orthorhombic, Pbca for 2 and monoclinic, P21/n for 3). The complexes have been characterized by X-ray structural analyses and spectroscopic methods. In all three complexes Cu(II) is penta-coordinated having the geometry intermediate between distorted square pyramid and trigonal bipyramid with Addison parameter (τ) = 0.33, 0.48 and 0.53 for 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Using 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol (3,5-DTBC) as the substrate, the catecholase activity of complexes 1 and 2 has been studied in methanol solution; compound 2 shows slightly higher catecholase activity (kcat = 98.4 h−1) than compound 1 (kcat = 64.2 h−1).

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Keywords:Copper(II); Reduced Schiff Base; Crystal Structure; Solvomorphs; Catecholase Activity
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