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The influence of counter ion and ligand methyl substitution on the solid-state structures and photophysical properties of mercury(ii) complexes with (E)-N-(pyridin 2-ylmethylidene)arylamines


Basu Baul, Tushar S; Kundu, Sajal; Mitra, Sivaprasad; Höpfl, Herbert; Tiekink, Edward R T; Linden, Anthony (2013). The influence of counter ion and ligand methyl substitution on the solid-state structures and photophysical properties of mercury(ii) complexes with (E)-N-(pyridin 2-ylmethylidene)arylamines. Dalton Transactions, 42(5):1905-1920.

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Ten neutral monomeric, dimeric and polymeric mercury(II) complexes of compositions HgX2L (3, 8), [HgX2L]2 (1, 2, 4–6 and 7), [Hg(NO3)2L]n (9) and {[Hg(N3)2L]2}n (10) where X = chloride, bromide, iodide, nitrate and azide, and L = (E)-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)arylamine, are described. Compounds 1–10 were characterized by elemental analyses, and IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic studies. The solution-state photophysical properties of the complexes are highly dependent on the anions as seen in the fluorescence
emission features. Single-crystal X-ray crystallography showed that the molecular complexes can aggregate into larger entities depending upon the anion coordinated to the metal centre. Iodide gives discrete monomeric complexes, chloride and bromide generate binuclear complexes formed through Hg–X–Hg bridges, while nitrate and azide lead to 1D coordination polymers. The significant differences in the observed aggregation patterns of the compounds indicate that the anions exert a substantial influence on the formation of the compounds. A further influence upon supramolecular aggregation is the presence of methyl substituents in L3 and L4, which generally enhances the probability of forming supramolecular π⋯π interactions involving the five-membered C2N2Hg chelate rings in their crystal structures.

Abstract

Ten neutral monomeric, dimeric and polymeric mercury(II) complexes of compositions HgX2L (3, 8), [HgX2L]2 (1, 2, 4–6 and 7), [Hg(NO3)2L]n (9) and {[Hg(N3)2L]2}n (10) where X = chloride, bromide, iodide, nitrate and azide, and L = (E)-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)arylamine, are described. Compounds 1–10 were characterized by elemental analyses, and IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic studies. The solution-state photophysical properties of the complexes are highly dependent on the anions as seen in the fluorescence
emission features. Single-crystal X-ray crystallography showed that the molecular complexes can aggregate into larger entities depending upon the anion coordinated to the metal centre. Iodide gives discrete monomeric complexes, chloride and bromide generate binuclear complexes formed through Hg–X–Hg bridges, while nitrate and azide lead to 1D coordination polymers. The significant differences in the observed aggregation patterns of the compounds indicate that the anions exert a substantial influence on the formation of the compounds. A further influence upon supramolecular aggregation is the presence of methyl substituents in L3 and L4, which generally enhances the probability of forming supramolecular π⋯π interactions involving the five-membered C2N2Hg chelate rings in their crystal structures.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:07 Feb 2013 10:50
Last Modified:18 Apr 2018 11:43
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
ISSN:1477-9226
Funders:Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, India (Grant No. SR/S1/IC-03/2005), University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, through SAP-DSA, Phase-III, Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme, Joint Utilisation of Advanced Facilities (Grant No. JUAF 11), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, High-Impact Research scheme (UM.C/HIR-MOHE/SC/03)
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1039/C2DT32283H

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