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Variety of Crystal Structures of Chiral Schiff Base Lu(III)-Ni(II)/ Cu(II)/Zn(II) and the Related Complexes

Shingo Orita, Takashiro Akitsu*
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162- 8601, Japan


New mononuclear [Cu2(L1)2(H2O)]2H2O・CH3OH] (cyCu)2, multinuclear [Cu2(L1)2K2][Ni(CN)4] (cyCuKNi), and dinuclear Ni(L1)Lu(NO3)3 (cyLuNi), Cu(L1)Lu(NO3)3 (cyLuCu) and Zn(L1)Lu[(NO3)2CH3COO]CH3OH (cyLuZn) complexes incorporating chiral Schiff base ligands were prepared and characterized by various techniques such as solid-state CD spectra, diffuse reflectance electronic spectra, IR spectra, and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystal structures were also compared with previous ones, namely [Cu(L2)](H2O) (diCu), Cu(L1)Gd(NO3)3 (cyGdCu). Interestingly, determined crystal structures exhibited drastically different structural characteristics as regards coordination numbers, crystalline solvents, features and strain condition, nevertheless with little modification in 3d metal substitution and/or modified organic ligands. In this paper, comparison of common components of structures will be discussed systematically.

Keywords: 3d-4f complexes, chirality, crystal structures, Schiff base complexes, solid-state spectra.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2014
Volume: 1
First Page: 1
Last Page: 14
Publisher Id: CHEM-1-1
DOI: 10.2174/1874842201401010001

Article History:

Received Date: 16/06/2014
Revision Received Date: 04/08/2014
Acceptance Date: 11/08/2014
Electronic publication date: 03/10/2014
Collection year: 2014

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