© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The complexes [Cu(PhOBz)2(dPy)]2 (PhOBz = 4-phenoxybenzoate; dPy = pyridine (1), 3-phenylpyridine (2), 4-benzylpyridine (3) and 4-phenylpyridine (4) and the complex [Cu(PhOBz)2(4-Phpy)2(H2O)] (5) were prepared and fully characterized. X-ray crystal structures of the five complexes have been determined. Complexes 1–4 consist of binuclear units where both Cu(II) are linked by four syn–syn carboxylate bridges, showing a paddle-wheel unit. The compound 5 is mononuclear and the metal center is coordinated to two PhOBz in monodentate form, two 4-Phpy ligands and one H2O molecule with slightly distorted square pyramidal geometry. Finally, the magnetic properties of compounds 3 and 5 have also been studied, confirming the different strength interactions between Cu(II) cations.
- Copper(II) monomer
- Copper(II) paddle-wheel
- Pyridine ligands
- Supramolecular networks
Sanchez-Sala, M., Pons, J., Alvarez-Larena, A., Bayés-García, L., Font-Bardia, M., & Ayllón, J. A. (2018). Cu(II) 4-phenoxybenzoate dimers and monomer coordinated by pyridines: Synthesis and crystal structures. Polyhedron, 151, 545-553. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2018.06.015