Factors affecting the conformational modulation of flexible ligands in the self-Assembly process of coordination polymers: Synthesis, structural characterization, magnetic properties, and theoretical studies ...

Bharat Kumar Tripuramallu, Paulami Manna, Samala Nagaprasad Reddy, Samar K. Das

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Abstract

Six new metal complexes with the formulae [Co(pda)(bix)] n (1), [Ni(pda)(bix)(H 2O)]n (2), [Cu(pda)- (bix)2(H 2O)2] n·8nH 2O (3), [Co 2(μ-OH)(pda)(ptz)] n·nH 2O (4), [Co(hfipbb)(bix) 0.5] n (5), and [Co(2,6-pydc)- (bix) 1.5] n· 4nH 2O (6) have been synthesized by the reactions of Co(II), Ni(II), and Cu(II) salts with two flexible ligands 1,4-phenylenediaceticacid (H2pda) and 1,4-bis (imidazole-1- ylmethyl)-benzene (bix) in the presence of coligands 5-(4- pyridyl) tetrazole (4-ptz), 4,4'(hexa-fluoroisopropylidene)bis- (benzoicacid) (H 2hfipbb), and 2,6-pyridine dicarboxylic acid (2,6-H 2pydc) and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, IR spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis. Because of the coordination geometry around the metal ions and the diverse coordination modes of the flexible ligands in combination with the rigid and flexible coligands, the obtained complexes show diverse structures from a onedimensional (1D) chain to three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers. 1, 4, 5, and 6 are Co(II) complexes in which Co(II) ions show tetrahedral coordination in 1, trigonal bipyrimidal coordination in 4, and octahedral coordination in 5 and 6. Complexes 2 and 3 are respectively Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes in which the metal ions are present in octahedral coordination geometries. Factors affecting the conformational change of the flexible ligands in the self-Assembly process of coordination polymers, such as, coordination geometry around the metal ions and geometry of the coligands have been systematically studied. The rotation of the bonds C(sp 3)-C(sp 2) and C(sp 3)-N(sp 3) in H2pda and bix ligands causes different conformations (cis, trans, gauche); these conformations have been studied by measuring the torsion angle. A comparative study between the torsion angle of the particular conformation of the ligands and coordination geometry of metal ion/geometry of the coligand has been undertaken. All the possible cis, trans, and gauche conformations of the flexible ligands have been obtained/observed in our complexes. Theoretical calculations were performed to determine the energies of the different conformations of the flexible ligands. The electronic properties of these complexes have also been investigated in the solid state at room temperature. Finally, the temperature-dependent magnetic studies for compounds 4 and 5 are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-792
Number of pages16
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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