Some di- and trinuclear zinc complexes: Anion induced complex formation

Atakol O., Nazir H., Aksu M., Arici C., Ercan F., Cicek B.

SYNTHESIS AND REACTIVITY IN INORGANIC AND METAL-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol.30, no.4, pp.709-718, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Complexes of N,N'-bis(salicylidene)-1,3-diaminopropane, an ONNO type ligand, with ZnX2 (X = AcO., NO3-. Cl-, Br-, I-) salts were prepared. Molecular structures of these complexes were identified using elemental analyses, IR spectrometry and X-ray diffraction techniques. It has been observed that the reactions between zinc ions and the said ligand tend to produce polynuclear complexes and depending on the anion present either di- or trinuclear complexes are formed. Thus, it can be deduced from the results presented in this article that trinuclear complexes form when the zinc salt used was the acetate or nitrate and dinuclear complexes form if the anion in the zinc salt is a halogen.