Preparation and structural characterisation of the compound [MeC <inf>5</inf>H<inf>4</inf>NCOOH][ZnCl<inf>3</inf>(H<inf>2</inf>O)] ·[MeC<inf>5</inf>H<inf>4</inf>NCOO]H<inf>2</inf>O

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The reaction of the ZnCl2 with 6-methyl-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid, with a 1:2 metal-to-ligand molar ratio, affords optimum yields for the synthesis of [MeC5H4NCOOH][ZnCl3(H 2O)]·[MeC5H4NCOO]H2O. The new complex has been characterised by elemental analyses, IR, 1H and 13C{1H} NMR, and single crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The X-ray structure analysis revealed that this structure consists of [ZnCl3(H2O)]- anions, [MeC5H 4NCOOH]+ cations, [MeC5H4NCOO] zwitterions, and solvent molecules (H2O) by means of hydrogen bonds. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Crystal structure
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Pyridinecarboxylic
  • Zinc

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