Structural variations in Ni(II) complexes of salen type di-Schiff base ligands

Mukherjee, Pampa ; Biswas, Chaitali ; Drew, Michael G. B. ; Ghosh, Ashutosh (2007) Structural variations in Ni(II) complexes of salen type di-Schiff base ligands Polyhedron, 26 (13). pp. 3121-3128. ISSN 0277-5387

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Three di-Schiff-base ligands, N,N′-bis(salicylidene)-1,3-propanediamine (H2Salpn), N,N′-bis(salicylidene)-1,3-pentanediamine (H2Salpen) and N,N′-bis(salicylidine)-ethylenediamine (H2Salen) react with Ni(SCN)2 • 4H2O in 2:3 molar ratios to form the complexes; mononuclear [Ni(HSalpn)(NCS)(H2O)] • H2O (1a), trinuclear [{Ni(Salpen)} 2Ni(NCS) 2] (2b) and trinuclear [{Ni(Salen)} 2Ni(NCS) 2] (3) respectively. All the complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, IR and UV–vis spectra, and room temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements. The structures of 1a and 2b have been confirmed by X-ray single crystal analysis. In complex 1a, the Ni(II) atom is coordinated equatorially by the tetradentate, mononegative Schiff-base, HSalpn. Axial coordination of isothiocyanate group and a water molecule completes its octahedral geometry. The hydrogen atom attached to one of the oxygen atoms of the Schiff base is involved in a very strong hydrogen bond with a neighboring unit to form a centrosymmetric dimer. In 2b, two square planar [Ni(Salpen)] units act as bidentate oxygen donor ligands to a central Ni(II) which is also coordinated by two mutually cis N-bonded thiocyanate ligands to complete its distorted octahedral geometry. Complex 3 possesses a similar structure to that of 2b. A dehydrated form of 1a and a hydrated form of 2b have been obtained and characterized. The importance of electronic and steric factors in the variation of the structures is discussed.

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Keywords:Nickel (II); Schiff Base; Thiocyanate; Crystal Structures; H-bonding
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