Synthesis and structure of copper (II) complexes with L-OH (L-OH = 2,6-bis-[N-(2-pyridylethyl)-formidoyl]-4-methyl-phenol)

Jorge Manzur, Ana María García, Andrés Vega, Andrés Ibañez

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The synthesis and molecular structures of three new copper (II) complexes with the ligand 2,6-bis-[N-(2-pyridylethyl)-formidoyl]-4-methyl phenol (L-OH) are reported. The complexes were prepared by reaction of L-OH with CuX2 · nH2O, affording [Cu2(L-O)(μ-OH)(μ-ClO4)](ClO4) (I); X = CLO4-, with KOH in the reaction media; or [Cu2(L-O)(μ-Cl)2][Cu2Cl6] 0.5 (II); X = Cl, in neutral conditions. The presence of methyl 3,4-dihydroxy-benzoate (CAT-(OH)2) during the synthesis of I leads to the complex [Cu2(L-O)(μ-OH)(CH3OH)][Cu(CAT-O2) 2]0.5(ClO4) (III). This compound exhibits an uncommon anion consisting of a bis-(catecholate) cuprate (II) moiety. The complete series of complexes show bridging phenoxo groups between the copper centers, together with hydroxo and perchlorate bridges found in I or two chlorides found in II. Compound I exhibit a rather low catalytic activity for the oxidation of 3,5-ditertbutyl catechol under aerobic conditions (12% quinone formation after 48 h at room temperature, in methanol solution 1 × 10-3 M in catalyst and 1 × 10-2 M in catechol), which could be ascribed to steric limitations of the catechol to coordinate the central Cu2O2 core.

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Páginas (desde-hasta)115-122
Número de páginas8
EstadoPublicada - 2 ene 2007

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  • Química física y teórica
  • Química inorgánica
  • Química de los materiales

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