The reaction of the β-diketone 1-phenyl-3-(pyridyn-2-yl)propane-1,3- dione, and the monosubstituted hydrazine 2-hydroxyethylhydrazine has been investigated. Two regioisomers were identified, 2-(3-phenyl-5-(pyridyn-2-yl)-1H- pyrazol-1-yl)ethanol (pzol.1) and 2-(5-phenyl-3-(pyridyn-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl) ethanol (pzol.2) in 57:43 ratio. The separation of the regioisomers was done by silica column chromatography using ethyl acetate as eluent. Palladium(II) and platinum(II), [MCl2(pzol.1)2], [MCl2(pzol.2)], and zinc(II), [ZnCl2(pzol.1)], [ZnCl2(pzol.2)] complexes were synthesised and characterised. The crystals and molecular structures of [PdCl2(pzol.2)]·H2O and [ZnCl2(pzol.2)] were solved by X-ray diffraction, and consist of mononuclear complexes. In complex [PdCl2(pzol.2)]·H2O, the Pd(II) centre has a typical square planar geometry, with a slight tetrahedral distortion. The tetra-coordinated atom is bonded to one pyridinic nitrogen, one pyrazolic nitrogen and two chlorine atoms in cis disposition. The pzol.2 ligand acts as a bidentate chelate forming a five-membered metallocycle ring. In complex [ZnCl2(pzol.2)], the Zn(II) is five-coordinated with two Zn-N bonds (Zn-Npz and Zn-Npy), one Zn-OH bond and two Zn-Cl bonds. The coordination geometry is intermediate between a trigonal bipyramid and a square pyramid. In this complex, the ligand pzol.2 is tridentated and forms two metallocycle rings. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Crystal structures
- N-hydroxyalkylpyridylpyrazole ligands